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!