Seeking Chicks in Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maybell8, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. maybell8

    maybell8 Hatching

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    So I have finally talked my husband into getting chickens and he is successfully on board -- and actually probably even more excited than I am as he builds the coop!

    Now, I am wondering where to buy chicks from. Thanks to all the advice here I am feeling like MPC is the best online option for me. However, I was wondering if I should think about any local (Southern California) options. The only thing is, given the selection on MPC, I've become very interested in a rather varied flock (8 chicken total, probably about 6 varieties). Is there a local feed store/farm source that can offer that kind of variety? I am willing to drive an hour or so (I am near Pasadena).

    Thanks to any Los Angeles-So Cal chicken aficionados for a point in the right direction... and to all the others here for all of the GREAT advice!
     
  2. SullyCarter

    SullyCarter In the Brooder

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    hey im in the brentwood-santa monica-pali area,
    i am also hopefully shortly getting some chickens
    there is a place in topanga/malibu called the
    malibu feed bin, they have a very limited selection;
    RIR, Barred Rocks and Buff's as well as rarely easter eggers.

    Im probably going to order from mpc this spring.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am in the High Desert - Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley area. Where are you?
     
  4. shatbox

    shatbox Hatching

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    Just in time! Craigslist.org ! We are collectively submitting our orders to meet the minimum. Lianne will submit the order this Friday so Hurry!

    Ivan
     
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    Hi,

    We are ready to order and I was going to submit the order today, but one fellow asked if I could wait until tomorrow. He wanted to finish deciding what different breeds to order. Anyone else want in on the order?

    I currently have Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, and Red sex-linked (Red Comets) in the order. These are all about $2.50 each with the shipping included. Ameraucaunas are also in the order and are about $3.50 w/ shipping included. These are all pullets. They have a pretty good selection of others. If you pick just one ( anything less than 5) of a variety that I did not list, add a $1.50 to the cost. Mixing and matching is not a problem, just no crested varieties or bantams with this order. www.welphatchery.com to check out the selection. I am asking folks to pay when they pick them up at my house in February. Let me know if you are interested or want more details; I will order Saturday morning. You can find my ad on the Los Angeles Craigslist website.

    Thanks


    *I checked on Marans for someone and they are sold out though March.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009

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