Where do you buy chicks in the Chicago area?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by lalyswishytail, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm TOTALLY new to chickens. I work on a vegetable farm and we're interested in trying out selling chicken eggs, (this year mostly for fun, but if we get good at it, maybe for a profit). People on this site have said that Barred Rocks and RIRs are good starter chickens that are good egg layers. Now I need to find out where I can get these chickens and how much they cost. Not too many city-folk around here to get advice from! Thanks in advance for your chicken wisdom ; )
     
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The clostest hatchery to you would be Townline hatchery in Zeeland Michigan. They sell what you need. The best layers that they have are the Isa Browns. www.townlinehatchery.com
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    There are some BYCers from Chicago and outlying areas that may have some chickens for sale.

    If you are game, you can come to the Kankakee Swap meets which there is TONS of chickens and poultry birds of all sorts along with livestock. Looks like things are so big!
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  5. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info! I was beginning to wonder if anyone had an answer to my question!
     
  6. inayem

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    I have a 10 month old flock I need to donate due to ordinance notice. 10 Rhode island Reds (9 hens 1 rooster) well behaved, clean and healthy good layers in flock with 4 nests available in coop. Will also donate the coop if you are willing to pickup. All I would like is a donation receipt or letter from your organization. email [email protected]
     
  7. Jessica Tejeda

    Jessica Tejeda New Egg

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    Do you still have them , I really want to have some chickens in my back yard
    but I need just two . I don't know if this work for you . I am located in Chicago . Where you are located?
    Thanks
    Jessi:)
     
  8. Jessica Tejeda

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    Hi there , I see your post and I am in the same situation I just need two chicken . Do you be available to found a place in Chicago to buy your chickens ?
    Thanks
    Jessi
     
  9. Legolas12

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