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What should I do?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NewChick521, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. NewChick521

    NewChick521 New Egg

    Sep 25, 2015
    Hi all.. First post. Didn't know where else to post this...
    Anyway, I had a plan with someone local to buy 4 of her hens as we are just starting out in the chicken game. It fell through because she ended up selling to someone else('twas strange but whatever). So we're making a coop and the kids are excited... I've messaged a couple people on Craigslist and through some Facebook groups who advertised that they were selling hens.

    Any other places or recommendations of where I could look into to buy some hens?

    Thanks everyone!
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Im not sure where you live, but try searching for your area in the search bar - assuming there are some BYC folks near you, i am sure that they will be able to recommend reputable breeders. I would advise against buying at auction however.

    Good luck
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Don't buy from swap meets either - a great place for sellers to unload sick birds- because she will never seen them again.
  4. NewChick521

    NewChick521 New Egg

    Sep 25, 2015
    Thank you! I actually got lucky and found someone local to buy from. We pick up our barred rocks Wednesday!!

    (And I'm in Vermont )

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