where to get birds in the los angeles area?

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  1. debershell

    debershell Out Of The Brooder

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    i have five hens who are not laying nearly as many eggs as they used to - they are five years old now. i'm looking to add a few birds, preferably araucanas, but i don't have the time or space to raise babies this time around. does anyone know where i might be able to find 3-5 more pullets who would be old enough to hold their own with the big girls? oh, and just fyi, i have one sussex, one brahma, one araucana, one wyandotte, and a hamburg.
     
  2. debershell

    debershell Out Of The Brooder

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    seriously? nobody?
     
  3. 562Jen

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    Try Blacksmith's Corner on Lakewood Blvd. in Bellflower just south of the 91. They get Araucana, Barred Rock, Leghorn and Rhode Island chicks frequently. Depending on your timing and sales, they may have pullets.
     
  4. mipsy6

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    I know of two places in Los Angeles to get chicks & older chickens:

    Verdugo Pet in Highland Park. It's on York Blvd at Ave 50
    John's Feed 2 on Florence in South Los Angeles

    They have typical laying breeds like Rhode Island Red & Barred Rock.
     
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  5. debershell

    debershell Out Of The Brooder

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    cool, thanks! highland park is really close to me, i'll check it out -
     
  6. mipsy6

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    I live near Highland Park too. Maybe we're Urban Chicken neighbors. [​IMG]
     
  7. onthespot

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    if you are up to a little bit of a ride, ham and eggs ranch (dot com) has a spectacular selection of birds. Call first for appointment, she hates drive up surprises.
     
  8. fallenweeble

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    hey deb - sorry there hasn't been much response in terms of adults in the breed(s) you are looking for . . .
    if you get frustrated trying to find "exactly" that you might considered adopting some young hens from the LA shelter system. i got my BEST chicken that way! (she is a full blooded buttercup - check out my avatar!).
    here is a link to petfinder. http://www.petfinder.com/search/search.cgi?pet.Animal=Bird&pet.Breed=&pet.
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    can put your own zipcode into the box on the left hand side and it will come up with the "birds" (mostly chickens) that are closest to you in the shelter system!
    good luck and once you find your new chicken friends, however you DO end up finding them, please post!
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    (p.s. when the shelter indicated that a chicken is a baby - it usually just means "young" not that it is a chick)
     
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  9. debershell

    debershell Out Of The Brooder

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    that is so cool, i would love to rescue some hens!!! i will definitely check that out too, thanks for the info!
     
  10. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome!
    be sure to post whenever you get your new chicken friends!
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