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Where to buy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chimneyrock, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. chimneyrock

    chimneyrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I'm new here and to chickens! I was given one hen from a friend and I now want get her some "company". I'm looking for laying hens about her age (5-6 months). Do I buy from a hatchery or a local feed store?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Local feed stores usually only have new born chicks....
    Some Hatcheries will sell "starter pullets" which are 16-17 weeks old when they ship to you...with this there are usually only 3 types that you can get that are starter.

    The other thing you can do is look for swap meets and poultry auctions in your area...also papers and adds for those selling and you can place one on free sites for wanting...
    Also go to the "want" section here on BYC to ask or the "Where am I? Where are you!" section to ask people in your state...

    Best Wishes,
    Laura

    P.S. [​IMG] From Missouri and [​IMG]
     
  3. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet is to put your state in your title so members that are near you that may have what you are looking for can quickly respond. Something like
    Where to buy 5-6 month pullet in Colorado.

    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  4. chimneyrock

    chimneyrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You! [​IMG]
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    meyer sells some
     
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    There is going to be a sell/swap near you in August or Sept. A thread has been started for it.

    I may have something to sell right now if you want only 2 or 3 pullets. Depending on what you are looking for in breeds. I have sold out pretty quickly this year and do not have too much left.
    PM if interested.
     
  7. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I am having the same issue..have been looking for Bantam Pullets (2 or 3) and have had No luck.....so let me know if you find a good site
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    My local Craigslist always has ads for hens for sale. You might look on Craigslist.
     

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