What and where should I get these?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by safarichick101, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Songster

    Sep 1, 2009
    College Station TX
    My list....

    blue laced red wyandottes
    gold laced wyandottes
    rhode Island reds
    bue andalusians
    speckled sussex
    more faverolles
    more orpingtons (any colors)
    E. Leghorns

    So i'm planning to get my welsummers from estes hatchery but what about the rest? I like to order from Ideal since its so close but they don't sell BLRWs. I also want some SQ barnevelders and silkies.

    I was just wondering where you think I should get my birds. I may not end up with all of those, but I just need to plan in advance. Other than BLRWs, Ideal has all of them. What do you think? I really can't hatch because I CAN NOT keep all of the males that end up hatching.

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    First off you more than likely won't get show quality anything from a hatchery. They breed for quantity, not quality. It's possible, but not likely to happen.

    There are lots of us here on BYC who sell hatching eggs for most of the breeds you have listed....and some will ship chicks.
  3. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    thats what i was going to say! But my fav hatchery is Murry McMurray..they have good birds for the home flock!
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Just because you ask for pullets does not mean you will get all pullets. I always wind up with about 5 roos in every hatchery order. Better plan on placing some roos when they get older.
    If you don't mind bantam BLRW, you can get those from a hatchery but standards will have to come from breeders. I think Ideal has the bantams but know I have seen them on other hatchery sites.

    Breeders really have better quality but if you are just looking at layers then hatchery can work out fine.
  5. I bought BLRW chicks from bluepoultry.com. I'm very happy with the quality, and I think they are members of BYC. They are straight run chicks though.

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