Remember when Sears sold chickens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by theoldchick, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I remember years ago back in the 70's buying 50 'Rock X' roosters for meat. I remembered they were solid white, had large red combs and the longest breasts I have ever seen on a rooster. I hired a fellow to slaughter them for me and he was impressed with the quality of meat and also ordered some for himself.

    Back then Sears sold just about anything...I also purchased a saddle from them and I had an in-law mention how Sear sold kits to build houses.

    Sad to say I'm not impressed with the softer side of today's Sears.
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    I got my first order ever of RIRs from Sears back in the late 60s, early 70s. the chicks I got before then from an auntie were great and all, but I wanted the 'special' chicks from Sears! They actually were some good chickens. Good layers and decent roos! [​IMG] They all arrived in great health and I didn't lose a single one!
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes sad to say, yes i remember, they sold chicks, duckling, and etc. Even could order swams of honey bees.

    I still have a old sears metal incubator dad order in 1955...yes, it still works fine. double steel wall, hold about 99 eggs.

    It mean more to me than any of my 12 incubators....hatched my first eggs in it.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Yeah, I still have a Sears fence charger my hubby's grandfather gave me. Keeps the cows in and the kids out!
  5. NWChicks

    NWChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    I had no idea! [​IMG]
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, bought her parents one of those Sears kit houses and had a local contractor construct it. A nice looking house too.
  7. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
  8. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Don't know when the quit selling chickens. I do know that I got a farm and garden catalog from them somewhere between 1985 and 1990 and they still had a couple variety of chickens listed. I think they were SR### laying hens or SR### broilers. Only a couple varieties, but they still had'em. Never oredered any myself.
  9. wolfpack92532

    wolfpack92532 New Egg

    May 16, 2012
    Yes I remember! I used to work for Sears in East LA - thought it was cool. This was in the mid 70's too.
  10. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    I know this is an old thread but my father went to school in a sears and roebuck building ordered from a catalog. They sold more than just homes.

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