Briana Great wrote:Ideally I'd find a local breeder, but I am not finding the quality that I did 8 years ago.
I want to start a new flock of about a dozen chickens, raising them from chicks. Someone is offering to pay me to start them in the next month, but I have had mixed luck with store/hatchery chicks. I spent an hour on Permies/Critters/Chickens and lots of advice on how to but nothing on WHERE to Start!
SO: Where did you get your best layers that are good foragers from? =)
Cristobal Cristo wrote:I have ordered from Murray last year and had very low survivability - the chicks were raised in spartan conditions and out of 15 only 3 survived. This year I tried Privett Hatchery with much larger breed selection - I had to order minimum 25, but lost only 3 - in less spartan conditions.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:My experience is that the best foragers, and most resistant to predation, are chicks that are raised by a broody hen.