where should i get my new girls? online or farms store?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by farmerswifeony, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. farmerswifeony

    farmerswifeony Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am trying to start a small flock of layers. I was just curious on about how many you would recomend for a house of 5 with three teens, and where you would suggest i purchase them. I have looked into a few sites and called many stores and i am just not sure what i should do here.
    Thank you much[​IMG]
     
  2. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three layers per person will usually suffice. The farm store is a fine place to get them unless you want a specific breed. They usually carry a variety of good laying breeds. Plus you don't have to pay shipping and it is convenient.
     
  3. JiJis hens

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    Best place to go is were you can actually look at the conditions were they are breeding them. You never want to support unethical breeders.
     
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  4. farmerswifeony

    farmerswifeony Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you i ended up buying way more chics than we will ever truely need, but i love chickens and we have the room so i am good with it. We went to the auction last week at yard birds and again this week to both yard birds and coal creek. What a fun time!! I am now looking for a incubator. My kids and i baught 2 dozen mixed maran eggs and would like to hatch them out. Spring is so much fun.
     

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