*Hangs head in shame*
Lockwood where on earth did you get your ss's? I have contacted multiple breeders and none of them have birds that go broody. What is going on here!
Put up an ad in BYC too, no replies. Also looking for Black or Golden Laced Wyandotte's, no luck. Seems like everyone is breeding out broodiness, like that's a BAD THING! I hate incubators.
Getting ready to hit "confirm order" on a hatchery site, HOLD ME BACK!!!!
Several places. I’ve ordered from 2 different hatcheries and there is a big auction place not too far from me that has a bird auction on Fridays. Every type of farm fowl goes through there. Sometimes the prices are as much as a hatchery, sometimes more common chicks like Barred Rocks or RIR go for $0.25 each! (And no S&H)
But…. The breeding isn’t always “pure” so it is buyer beware.
In the past our local Tractor Supply did a big chick order and you have a list to choose from, breed wise, but now they get in a variety of everything as the chicks always get bought.
The local mom and pop feed stores do this and the grain mills too, but as a huge order from hatcheries.
A friend and I are ordering meat birds from the same placs as last year (mom and pop feed store) and they usually order in about 1000 chicks at a time. Because it is such a large order, the hatchery delivers via a special van (Only 2 hours away) so the chicks don’t have to be shipped.
Don’t know if that helped, and too bad you are not closer. I’m going to thin the flock a little and will be selling some SS.
My Silver Wyandottes are alo great brooders.
Hope you did indeed hit “confirm order” (what did you get and from which one? I like Meyer Hatchery out of OH. They are terrific and I can drive over and pick up my chicks in person if I want to.)
Bwaahhaaaahaha....What a riot!
I have three whit ones.... thanks for the great idea for next year. My son will flip!