Thank you so much for adding me into this group.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jmvolk30102, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. jmvolk30102

    jmvolk30102 New Egg

    Jan 13, 2016
    I am really new to all of this. I live in Georgia north of Atlanta and my husband are getting chickens. The problem I am having is where to purchase our babies. We are only allowed 20 birds where we live and don't want to pay outrageous shipping charges if we can help it. I have been doing research like crazy and love Orpingtons, Sex Links, Wyandottes,and Amerecaunas. Any recommendations on how to get started and where to get our babies? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! Type in Georgia in the search bar and look for it to be in the Where am I? Where are you? forum. Someone there has to have those breeds or know someone who does.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC and thank YOU for joining our community. Follow Birdrain92's advice and try to locate some local birds. Good luck.
  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Once you have 20 posts, you can use the buy-sell-trade forum here on BYC. There's a wide variety of things available on it:

    If you have questions, always feel free to ask. There's a ton of information available here and a lot of helpful members.

    Good luck to you!
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi, welcome and good luck in finding a source for your new flock.

  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    You could try craigslist with this time of year people are down sizing there flocks so that's when I got my chickens and added them to the flock and do u want adult birds that are about to lay or is already laying or just little baby chicks you could get baby chicks adult birds and or older birds that just need a good home on Craigslist hope you find some good ones
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Those are all great breeds and all the major hatcheries (Murray McMurray, Ideal Poultry, Cackle Hatchery, Dunlap Hatchery, etc. carry all of those breeds. Orpingtons are very calm and gentle (great lap pets) and Black Sex Links (Black Stars) are my personal favorites as they are very friendly and hardy laying machines that churn out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Welcome to ByC...... how exciting to be starting out with chickens.

    do you already have your coop finished and ready to house your flock? If you don't plan and arrange for that. It will be no time at all before your local feed stores and also Tractor Supply will have their chickens in and for sale. If you don't find a breeder for the particular breeds you are looking for - you can go to a store and take some home. As a beginner -- you may want to start with fewer than your maximum limit and 'see how it goes'. Sex-links are excellent chickens if eggs is your primary objective. Both red and black sex-links.

    You could also possibly check with your local county extension agent for some information and advice.

    Take a look at those ads that people will put up on the bulletin board at your local feed store -- and of course all this is in addition to the suggestions already listed in this thread.
    good luck with you chickens!
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
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  9. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2015
    Amo, IN
    Welcome! Ideal Poultry has no minimum except $25 worth of chicks. Their shipping is reasonable too. Let us know what you end up with.
  10. jmvolk30102

    jmvolk30102 New Egg

    Jan 13, 2016
    Thank you all so much for your input. We have a coop being given to us by some friends who have gotten out of raising chickens. My husband will get it next weekend. We are not starting off with 20 layers. We are thinking maybe 10 right now. I am just very excited to started. Is it too early to be starting this though? We live right outside Atlanta north of the city.

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