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Where can I get heritage large breed meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chickengirl1304, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Songster

    May 5, 2012
    I want to start my own flock

  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    They are going to come from show and hobby breeders, and no breeder is going to offer you a selection of every breed you could possibly want. So, first you have to decide upon a breed, and then you locate a breeder of that breed.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    In most cases, you can find breeders on the Heritage Large Fowl thread here on BYC. Perhaps open a conversation with folks.

    Most breeds have clubs. Most clubs have a website and also have breeder lists on their sites.

    Attend a poultry show this month. Many top show folks bring birds to sell, as they limit their flocks for the wintering over group.

    Few, if anyone, has eggs or chicks this time of year. The birds are often in moult. Breeding will start again in early February. Hope this helps.

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