What Sort of Question Should I ask a Breeder? - Seeking Answers from a Breeder to Ensure a Quality H

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jessicagray, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. jessicagray

    jessicagray Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    In another thread I started yesterday I was advised to buy from a breeder. I found this person's advertisement on Craigslist and he sells 2mo pullets for $15. Before visiting his farm, I would like to ask him a few questions over the phone. What sort of questions should I ask him? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    How about - How long have you been breeding? Do you keep breeds separate? Have you had any birds sicken or die recently? Do you vaccinate your chicks?

    Look at the place, is it clean? Do the birds look healthy?
     
  3. apajudgeca

    apajudgeca New Egg

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    Every poultry breeder in the country should subscribe to The Poultry Press . I have now for near 40 years and it is an invaluable source for judges and breeders .
     

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