I have had chickens about a year now and want to add a few more to my flock. I have a local feed store that has the girls I want ( Ameraucauna, Cuckoo Maran and a Russian Orloff) but I keep seeing mention of "feed store chicks" versus "hatchery chicks." What is the difference? I'm guessing it's egg color. 2 of the 4 I have now came from a private breeder (I WISH she was still around) and the other 2 from a private party too but I think they get their chicks from a local feed store too. That might explain why the Blue Wyandotte lays a very pale brown egg and our pale green egg laying Ameraucauna hasn't laid an egg in months-but the latter is more than likely just coincidence. The problem I have is that I only want three girls and they are separate breeds so that presents somewhat of a problem for me as far as ordering from a hatchery as I haven't found one that has those particular 3 breeds. I'm pretty stuck on 'em. Is there really a difference in the feed store stock and can I ask a feed store where they get their chicks from? Oh, It's Concord Feed in Northern Ca that has the chicks btw so if anyone has expereience with them please post it up here.