I have had chickens for a couplt of years now but have never gotten them as chicks, only young pullets. I was wondering where in town or the East Mountains people get chicks? I have quite a variety of chickens and would like to keep up the variety. I am really wanting to add at least Ameraucana (or Easter Eggers), black copper Maran, and Buff cochin. Any suggestions?
Thanks and happy chickening!
Town 'n' Country Feed would have them. Be aware that your chickens will attack your chicks if you put them in together. I learned that real quick!
Thanks for the advice. Doesn't sound like a lesson I would like to learn the hard way! I am looking into converting an old chicken house/cart into the brooder while the old chickens will get the big shed/coop until the chicks get old enough to mix.
Both MyPetChicken.com and MeyerHatchery.com have rare breeds like Black Copper Marans, and will ship as few as 3 chicks to ABQ (Meyer starts shipping small orders in April). Just be sure to call your post office ahead of time and ask them to call you as soon as the chicks come in. I lost a couple last year because they waited too long to call.
I've been happy with my Black Copper Maran from MyPetChicken so far. She's a good layer (4-5 a week), cute, and has a nice personality.
True, feed stores carry them this time of year. The main page of this group has a list of feed stores, just call and see who has what you want.
Pretty much all the feed stores that I've ever been to in the South Valley have had them year round. Just call ahead to be sure.