TSC Chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by treekatie, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. treekatie

    treekatie In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2010
    Aiken Co., SC
    My local TSC has straight run Buff Orpingtons, some production red pullets and a few Golden Laced Wyandotte pullets. I'd like to get a few of each has anyone had good/bad experiences with TSC sold chicks (I know they get them from someone's hatchery, they don't breed them in the back room) I'd like to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also, of these breeds are there any I should shy away from or get more of?

    I'm not looking to show chickens, just some nice laying hens and a rooster. I don't have a problem with culling if need be with the straight runs. Thanks in advance for your thoughts/experiences.
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    If you just want a laying flock the chicks from TSC will serve you just fine. [​IMG]
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    production reds lay really well, buffs are sweet. Gold laced wynadottes are very pretty , I know the TSC ones don't have proper lacing but they are still pretty.
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Every tractor supply gets their birds from different hatcherys.

    With that said, i got some sexlinks from them and they are great, so friendly!!!
  5. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Dayton Indiana
    This is the first year for me to get them from TSC (I usually order them from an independent feed store that gets them from Ideal). Two weeks down and both layers and meaties are doing well (cornish and an r.i.r. hybrid.
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you ask, they'll tell you which hatchery they get their chicks from... [​IMG] That may help. For just basic layers, I've not read anything bad about TS chicks.
  7. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    I got a great deal on some from them last year and they have turned out to be some of the best layers I have right now.

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