September 4, 2012

The Hatchery - Dare 2 Dream Farms

Where to buy chickens in Los Angeles? After calling numerous feed stores in Los Angeles, it turns out places that do sell chickens only sell chicks that are one to three weeks old. Since chicks have to be under a heat lamp until 6 weeks, we really wanted to get started pullets (15-22 weeks). 

We found many hatcheries online that have started pullets, but the expensive shipping fees and long travel time for these chickens put us off. Finally, I came across Dare 2 Dream Farms on a popular forum. I called them and the gentleman who answered was very friendly and happy to answer my laundry list of questions. The farm is located in Lompoc and they make deliveries to Los Angeles every Tuesday for a $20 flat fee. Luckily, they have plenty of 13-15 week old Buff Orpingtons and we put in an order for 3 at $20 each. 

Due to delays in the building of our coop I had to call Dare 2 Dream Farms to postpone our delivery and they were more than understanding and accommodating. I am very glad to have found them and look forward to getting more chickens from them in the future. 

This is a picture of Jeremy and Megan in front of our coop right after they delivered the Buff Orpingtons. 

And here are the new additions to our family.

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