Where should I buy chicks for 4H?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by tapre, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. tapre

    tapre Out Of The Brooder

    19
    0
    24
    May 24, 2012
    I'm doing the 4h show project for chickens, and I'm looking to get a few chicks. There is a breeder nearby, but she only sells silkies and even though I would love one I'm worried I'll have a hard time selling them if I need to. :/ Any sugestions for finding a few SQ chicks?
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,100
    14
    164
    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    Where are you located?
     
  3. tapre

    tapre Out Of The Brooder

    19
    0
    24
    May 24, 2012
    I'm in Colorado.
     
  4. Bellatrixed

    Bellatrixed Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    26
    101
    Jan 19, 2013
    Silkies are one of the most popular breeds of chickens for decoration/hatching eggs naturally/bantam lovers. I don't think you'd have trouble selling them if you needed to. :)
     
  5. tapre

    tapre Out Of The Brooder

    19
    0
    24
    May 24, 2012
    I have four standard chickens too, and they beat the tar out of my EE. Do you think silkies would be to easy to bully with their size and crests? I want them to be happy, and keep their feathers since I need them for show.
    I was also thinking standard cochins. Could they hold their own?
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    482
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    If you already have aggressive birds I wouldn't personally advise silkies.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by