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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cornish695, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. cornish695

    cornish695 New Egg

    Mar 17, 2016
    New here to BYC, and am just getting ready to start raising chickens. I'm here mostly for advice on purchasing laying hens at laying age, and any direction anyone can offer in where to find them in CT!
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Once you have 20 posts you can use the buy-sell-trade forum, there may be some POL birds there you'd be interested in (things come & go from there quite often). It doesn't take long to get 20 or more posts...just find a thread you're interested in and join in the conversation or say hello to other new members.

    Thanks for joining us, I hope you find the birds you want!
  4. MBK Farm

    MBK Farm Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2015
    Citrus County, Florida
    Hello and welcome. My only advice on purchasing older birds or hens at point of lay is to try to visit the actual place you will purchase from rather than an auction or flea market/swap meet. Try to personally see the status/health of their operation on your initial purchase. Remember, when buying any livestock you're also buying into a piece of the previous owner's management practices/farm and all the good and bad that goes with that. This is also the primary reason why trying to source your stock locally is a good idea. Good luck on your adventure!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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