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    ukpaul27 is offline Germinator
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    Default chickens needed

    hi all

    am new to this site so to start off hello to you all.
    i have got a allotment and i got told i can keep afew chickens on there sound good as a love eggs lol but where can i buy chickens from i only want 3 i live in cheshire.

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    paul

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    Lucky you paul - try your local papers for adverts and buy a copy of Practical Poultry magazine and Country Smallholder and have a look in the back - they both have a long list of breeders

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    Hi Paul,

    Chelford market is your best bet. The poultry market is on every Monday.

    Chelford Agricultural Centre
    Chelford
    Macclesfield
    Cheshire
    SK11 9AX

    Here is a map for you...

    http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...helford+Market

    Hope that helps.

    Matt.

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    I have a copy of Pratical poultry here if you want a list of breeders in the area.

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    I don't know anything about the market mentioned above so please don't be offended but I have heard some bad stories about chooks from some markets being sold when they are unwell, or pullets being sold to beginners that turned out to be cockerels and things like that - so just be careful

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    I have no knowledge of the market either, but would be very wary buying from somewhere like that! Who knows what you might get, so take care - have you a very knowledgeable poultry friend you could call on to go with you?
    Last edited by Squirrel; 20-07-2006 at 02:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poultrychat
    I don't know anything about the market mentioned above so please don't be offended but I have heard some bad stories about chooks from some markets being sold when they are unwell, or pullets being sold to beginners that turned out to be cockerels and things like that - so just be careful

    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel
    I have no knowledge of the market either, but would be very wary buying from somewhere like that! Who knows what you might get, so take care - have you a very knowledgeable poultry friend you could call on to go with you?
    Those are very good points guys. Paul, if you do go to the market then definitely I would recommend taking someone experienced with you otherwise as has already been said go to areputable local dealer direct.

    Matt.

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    Hi UKPaul27, I have recently bought some hens for my allotment, and have never kept hens before, I recommend you go to poultrychat.com for some friendly advice, they were really helpful to me, and there are plenty of people there with loads of experience who may be able to help you. I bought my hens from friends, but I could have bought anything from a commercial dealer not knowing good from bad.

    I hope you get some lovely hens like I have.

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