Where do you get your chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nuttyredhead, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Songster

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    So where do your get your chickens? Do they have a minimum order? I am looking for 2 chicks to put under my broody who is sitting on duds. Most places have high minimums and I already have 14 chicks, can't get too many more !

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I used to get mine from feed stores, but now I hatch chickens from eggs I buy through hatching egg auctions.
  3. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Songster

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Quote:She has already been sitting for almost 5 weeks (2nd set, first were duds, 2nd seem to be too). Not sure how much longer she will sit!
  4. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Songster

    Dec 18, 2010
    Como, TX
    Every chicken I have came from local breeders that are members of BYC. That includes the eggs too.
  5. redheadmama13

    redheadmama13 Chirping

    Feb 17, 2011
    I got my chicks from Ideal and a few from Tractor Supply 'cause I couldn't resist. mypetchicken.com lets you order just a few, but the shipping costs are much higher. I have never ordered from them though. In the future I'd like to order eggs and incubate! [​IMG]
  6. Paraclete

    Paraclete In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    I've gotten my chickens from feed stores, at local swap meets, and honestly, from catching them in makeshift traps in my front lawn. [​IMG]
  7. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    I've gotten them from all over. Last year a few times I sold a couple to people to slip under broodies and as brooder buddies for single chicks when the feed stores were out, but these people contacted me and asked if I had anything vs me advertising. I see people selling chicks on CL and such for $1-$2 all the time.
  8. No Luck at Gooches? There is an ad on CL and this one has many breeds hatching so you could get day olds from her. This is the link
    http://nh.craigslist.org/grd/2257130627.html and she is right in Barrington which I think is close to you. Good Luck!!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

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