Went to the local feed store today...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PixieChixie, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    I've been there and seen the chicks multiple times but I've pretty much seen white leghorns, barred rocks, RIRs, australorps and 'ameraucanas' (who knows if they're true or EEs)
    Today I went and they had just gotten around 300 [​IMG] from a local hatchery and along with the others they had White Crested Polish Bantams, SLWs and even a few back silkies! I had some fun telling a little girl and her parents about some of the breeds she was holding. [​IMG]
    What about you guys? What kinds do you find at local feed stores?
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Our feed stores only have them in the spring. [​IMG]
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Trust me they're EE's not Ameraucanas [​IMG]

    Ours offer the typical Sex-Links, Barred Rocks, and Production bred Reds at first, then they go into just about any breed/mutt offered by most hatcheries, then fade out in mid to late summer and stop selling in the fall. When they do sell, they usually offer about 4 different breeds each weekend.

    I don't fall into the lure though, I hatch my own at home. [​IMG]
  4. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2011
    The chicken coop
    :O LUCKY! mine has EEs, BO, barred rock, RIR, BA, and a couple more i can not remember
  5. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    There were more...i think there may have been some speckled Sussex? I'm new to this, but Im a researcher, I'll be better at recognizing breeds after a while. Building my coop tomorrow! So excited. [​IMG]
    Our f&g store has chicks year-round, but we live in a fairly mild climate (in the thirteen years I've lived here it's snowed twice, and very lightly).
    This was the most variety I've seen there. I think I may go back tomorrow, but the brooder is across town at a friend's house.
    I'll let you all know when I get my chicks!
  6. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    The local feed store that I went to had some Silkies and some Easter Eggers but they didn't have many chicks.
  7. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2011
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Our feed story only stocks chicks in March. It's too cold to try to raise chicks here in the winter. They stock a variety of cold hardy breeds, including chanteclers, EEs, australorps, red and black sex links, wyandottes, barred rocks, light brahmas, Jersey giants, I don't remember the whole list. They also bring in some bantam breeds, silkies for sure. They bring in the standard meat birds, whatever they are, I wasn't paying attention, not planning to get any of those. They also stock some ducks, geese, guinea fowl, pheasant, and quail. A pretty good variety, I was surprised.

    I finished the nesting boxes and the cupboard in my coop today. This weekend I'll try to do the electric wiring for an outlet for my heated waterer. Still have some eave work to do, getting the hardware cloth screening secured. In the spring I need to build a small fenced run for night time and for when I'm not at home. And I still have to figure out my roosts. Getting there though...
  8. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2011
    Southeastern Missouri
    My local feed store had tons of silkies and assorted cochin bantams, BOs, RIRs, Australorp, Dominique, barred rocks, white leghorns, EEs. They had turkeys and guineas too.

    I bought several of the silkies and a couple assorted cochins and one of the cochins turned out to be a birchen and is one of my favs and another fav is a silver penciled cochin. Next year I'm getting an entire flock of the silver penciled cochins.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011

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