where can i find full grown hens?

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
5,416
27
241
Reno, Nevada
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.
 

3chimama

Songster
9 Years
May 8, 2010
1,602
12
176
Pacific Northwest
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...
 

megathechicken

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
22
0
22
Phoenix, AZ
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
 

rodriguezpoultry

Langshan Lover
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
10,917
124
361
Claremore, OK
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.
 

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
5,416
27
241
Reno, Nevada
eew, you mean like they come with no beaks? alot of the city chickens in los angeles have no beaks, it looks awful
 

cracked_egg

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 2, 2010
198
3
99
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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