Wyandottes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wyandotte103, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am new to chicken owning and i am about ready to get some Silver Laced Wyandottes. i am in desperate need of some helpful information that i may! be able to glean something from. Anything helps!

    Thanks for your support,
    Chloe[​IMG]
     
  2. Luvmykiddos

    Luvmykiddos Out Of The Brooder

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    The best advice I can give you is to scour this site for years on end and buy the book, "The Small-Scale Poultry Flock", by Harvey Ussery. [​IMG]

    Then sit back and enjoy the adventure! [​IMG]
     
  3. Coupe

    Coupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver laced wyandottes are awesome!! I have 7 of them myself :) very friendly birds and do great in the winter!
     
  4. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2 This site is sooooo helpful! You really can learn anything about raising chickens from this site!
     
  5. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I own one and she is very pretty, great personality and a great layer.
     
  6. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE Wyandottes! [​IMG] There are SO many gorgeous colors of Wyandottes you may not want to limit yourself to just Silver Laced! I am planing on getting a mixture of Wyandotte colors. Duane Urch has several colors of Wyandottes and Foley's Poultry has a few colors. Both would be a wonderful source for chicks! Foley's has a website http://foleyswaterfowl.com/ Duane Urch does not have a website they do their ordering by email and phone
    DUANE AND PHYLLIS URCH
    2142 N.W. 47TH AVENUE
    OWATONNA, MINNESOTA 55060
    PHONE NUMBER: (507) 451-6782
    Prefer corresponding by telephone rather than email.
    TIM & JULIE TURNLUND
    2126 N.W. 47TH AVENUE
    OWATONNA, MINNESOTA 55060
    email: urchpou|[email protected]|.com
    7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. CST
     
  7. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wanted to add some people have complained about Wyandotte temperaments from certain hatchery's. I can not remember which hatchery's they were, but with some research you could find out. You also will not get as beautiful lacing and profound coloring from hatchery birds. If you want gorgeous, I would go with a breeder over a hatchery.
     
  8. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting them from Hoovers Hatchery in Rudd, IA
     
  9. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you seen actual pictures of their stock? If not find some pics of their birds before you order....some hatchery birds do not have good color or lacing....don't want to you to be disappointed. It concerns me a bit that they have a drawing of the birds...but not an actual photo of the breeding stock. How paticular are you about wanting the color and lacing?
     
  10. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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