Hi there- I'm a professo... #194328 - Ask Extension


Hi there- I'm a professo... #194328

Asked June 25, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

Hi there- I'm a professor at UMD - College Park. We live in Takoma Park and already have some backyard chickens. I am hoping to add around 3-4 new pullets. Do you have any girls I can buy? I am not picky. Just want healthy good layers. (Thanks, Dina

Montgomery County Maryland

Expert Response

We have a couple of suggestions for you.
First off, you might check with your local extension office and see if their 4H program has contacts for you. Here is their page: http://www.agnr.umd.edu/directory/Section.cfm?SN=%206.17

Chuck Schuster is out of Montgomery County and takes poultry questions: http://www.agnr.umd.edu/directory/Bio.cfm?ID=cfs

If those don't work, contact Dale Johnson: dmj@umd.edu 301 432-2767 Ext(325).  He is in Keedysville, but is a poultry expert.

You might also check Facebook if you are on it, as it looks like chicken enthusiasts are active in PG and Montgomery county.

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