Where to Buy Chicks around Austin, TX???

Discussion in 'Chicks 1 Day to 8 Weeks Old' started by Teepov, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Teepov

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    Hello All,
    I'm trying to find someone or someplace that sells chicks in the Austin area, outside of the typical production varieties; not necessarily rare, but since I own chickens for their companionship [​IMG] and beauty, I like having interesting breeds and am not interested in their egg laying abundance.
    I had used Hill Country Poultry, but they are no longer in business. I have tried Callahan's, BuckMoore and Craigslist. Currently, however, none of these has many chicks, especially that aren't heavy production birds.

    I am specifically looking for Dorkings and Faverolles, as I recently my two favorite and friendliest girls (who I miss so much!!), but I am interested in all breeds. If you know of anyone, or of a place please let me know! I prefer chicks to full grown hens or pullets.

    You can PM me, email me: [email protected], or text: 850 591 4859.

    Thank you so much!
     
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  2. paris_r

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    i have silkies, sizzles and d'uccles but they are unsexed they are a month old or younger. i am about an hour away from you near Temple
     
  3. ashley74

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    I have a question. Will you have any silkies end of May begining of June? I work for KISD and I want to be wait until we are on break. :) thank you.
     
  4. paris_r

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    yes, i have hatched out many of my own and more from mailed eggs from show lines, right now i am only culling the obvious (like foot irregularities) but i will have more to sell off later when i can see if i want them in my breeding program. i have about 45-50 i think, but that includes sizzles and showgirls. i also will be removing some breeders from my line.are you wanting really young ones or just chicks? i currently have more sizzles/silkies in the incubator right now set to hatch on 4/13.
     
  5. ashley74

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    Honestly, it doesn't matter to much. I just prefer end of May time frame. If you don't mind letting me know if/when you will have some then? Thank you!!
     
  6. sticknstring

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    a couple of places that come to mind that are worth looking into, Kings feed in Wimberly sells chicks(waterfowl, turkeys, chickens) this time of year. they get some interesting ones . The custom chicken coop(I think that is their name too) sells chicks in the spring. I picked up 3 Sicilian buttercup chicks last year-they are fantastic members of our flock. they do super well with our climate and surprisingly good layers too. There is a gentleman in marblefalls that has cream legbars, his name escapes me, hopefully he will chime in(he lurks BYC forum).
    I have marraduna basque (greenfire farm birds) that are super friendly. If you are interested in hatching some eggs, I'd be happy to help you.
    Good luck in your search!
     
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  7. Crittercuddler

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    There have been several craigslist adds for rare breeds in Leander lately. I have Blue/Black and Splash Copper Marans eggs if you want to hatch yourself and a few in the incubator due to hatch over the next couple of weeks. I've been hoping to find Golden Cuckoo Marans myslelf.
     

  8. Crittercuddler

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    Marraduna Basques look gorgeous.
     
  9. Teepov

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    great suggestions! thanks!
     
  10. Teepov

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    Thanks for the suggestions :)
    What breeds do you have fertilized eggs from?
     

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