west coast or western US hatcheries

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bjworkman, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. bjworkman

    bjworkman New Egg

    Feb 18, 2017
    Tonopah NV
    I live in rural NV, halfway between Reno & Vegas. I'd like to find some hatcheries in the western half of the US or on the west coast.

    My friend just lost (today, as a matter of fact), half of his flock to a neighbor's dog - he needs to replace them.

    We're looking for nearly grown pullets, as his were ALL adult chickens. Lost his Cuckoo Maran rooster & 7 laying hens - all brown layers such as Rhode Island Reds and barred rocks. Luckily, his maran hens survived, but the other two hens that were untouched are too old to lay anymore. I'm trying to convince him to stew them up instead of just continuing to feed them with no returns.

    The woman whose dog attacked them is willing to pay for their replacement, but I need to find him ones that'll be nearly ready to lay, he was getting 9-12 eggs a day, that'll be cut in half until he can replace them.

    I don't like the idea of shipping live poultry halfway across the country!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I live on another continent, so I am not in a position to advise, sorry. You can check out the buy/sell/trade forum, but you can only participate after having made 20 posts.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. cholland

    cholland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2017
    Ideal poultry is in Texas.i got chicks from them in one day to California. I'm several hours from any large cities.
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    First off, has your neighbor reinforced the coop against predators so it doesn't happen again? Otherwise how will the new pullets or hens be safe? You could always check the BYC Breeders Directory for someone who might have some in the area that you are wanting to get them from. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1129376/byc-breeders-directory
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2015
    Rainbow Nation
    Welcome to BYC x2CTKen
  7. N F C

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

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I hope you can help him replace some of the birds he lost.
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thanks for joining, I'm sure you'll love it here! :frow

  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under bjworkman [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, living in Aus, I am not able to assist with your search but I did just want to say that I am so very sorry to hear of your friends loss [​IMG]
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, bjworkman, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our poultry community! You've already received some great advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!

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