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where can i find full grown hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by aubreynoramarie, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    does anyone know where i might be able to just buy adults? i bought three chicks from a feed store a few weeks back and so far its looking like i have two roos. i really dont want to raise more chicks, but i did want three hens.
    besides craigslist or something, is there a place i can call or anything to buy full grown hens? i live in reno nevada. thank you.
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    wow, thank you!
     
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can wait just a little longer till your county or state fair, sometimes there are hens for sale ....I bought a lovely barred rock one year that layed eggs for years...
     
  4. megathechicken

    megathechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    You shouldn't buy chickens from when they're an adult. and the chickens may look like roosters, 2 of my chickens looked like roosters but turned out being a hen, it's only 5% chance of your chicken turning into a rooster [​IMG]
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    thanks guys, im going to give them a few more weeks as well [​IMG]
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I don't really care for about the started pullets at murrays is they have their beaks cut.....
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:What? Why shouldn't you buy birds when they're an adult? There is a 50% chance your bird could be a rooster. Male (50%) or Female (50%).


    OP, you can also look on your local craigslist, freecycle, and kijiji to see if anyone nearby is selling birds.
     
  8. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    eew, you mean like they come with no beaks? alot of the city chickens in los angeles have no beaks, it looks awful [​IMG]
     
  9. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have beaks, they're just shorter, blunted... I've seen them both ways, and their is less issue w pecking when their beaks are "trimmed" (not cut off all the way)
     

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