Where to shop for new chickes

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  1. pgras123

    pgras123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, I have decided to get more more birds , nine now - you can see the breeds I have.

    How many more birds can I add to a 64 square foot coop?

    Where is a good place to oder chicks from as the farm stores don't have them this time of year?

    And What cool breeds might be fun that I don't already have?

    Thanks to all this is a great web site.[​IMG]
     
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Recomendation is 3 SF per bird, I allow more, but I have some LF Cochins and some pretty large Orps & houdans.
    But at 3SF you could do about 20.
     
  3. pgras123

    pgras123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you that means I could get 11 more birds, but Murray McMurray Hatchery will only ship 25. Are there hatcheries that ship less? By the way I think I would like to have Araucana's!

    If i have to order 25 more than I think it will be time to add on to the coop! Here we go again![​IMG]
     
  4. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Meyer, Ideal and My Pet Chicken all allow smaller orders. I would check with them or buy locally.
     
  5. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have more chicks coming mid October from Ideal. I placed my order by phone and was able to order ones the website said where sold out. (edit to add I have 11 coming)
     
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  6. pgras123

    pgras123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just checkout out all three of those web site -Cool! I am going to oder 11 more! I just cant decide what ones I should order!!!!!
     
  7. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm located in southern IN, and had this same conversation with myself a month ago. I had a bad shipping experience, which can happen, and hated to have another order shipped again and maybe lose some. I've gotten on craigslist and BYC and found people breeding within a reasonable drive from me and then gone to get chicks. I purchased some 12 weeks old pullets earlier this summer, and some week old chicks last month... I got to hand pick what I wanted, got a great variety and love all of them! I really recommend trying to find some IN breeders, I made good friends in the process which was nice!

    What are you looking for, I'll pass on some names if I have any?
     
  8. pgras123

    pgras123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks AW chickens, I am looking for Aracana's I guess, not really sure. Probably need to sleep on it. Just put out a sign for FRESH BROWN EGGS - we have at least 2,000 cars drive by each day - so I guess I better be able to sell eggs before I get more birds!
     
  9. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't help with Araucanas, although I did find some one in the Indy area with some nice Ameraucana chicks, also found some great brown layer breeders, and some silky/frizzle breeders.

    You might try posting on here like I did and see if you can find anyone nearby? I was just SO much happier than I've ever been with a hatchery shipment, plus I purchased 10 chicks and ended up with 10 pullets- which is great if you are after eggs.
     
  10. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    If you have a 10X10 cage how many square feet is that?
    100?
    How many chickens can go in there?
    How bout 5X15?

    Thanks!
    Angela
     

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