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Is this time of year a good time to order chicks

post #1 of 9
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I was wondering if it is a good time to get chicks with winter approaching. I would like to get another batch online but am wondering if it their were any drawbacks.

 

 

thanks for any input!!!

The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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post #2 of 9

Provided you are setup to brood them properly, the winter is a great time to start chicks - preferred by many, in fact, as it sets you up to have birds coming into production at the time most people are just starting out with their fuzz-butts.

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Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Should i order them with vaccinations?

The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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post #4 of 9
I would recommend vaccinate for mareks and check you source of feed before Vac. For cocci
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks!smile.png
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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post #6 of 9
If your looking for a online Hatchery I use hoover Hatchery. Good prices and good birds
I have bought a many birds from them and have only ever had a bad batch
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks I will definitely give them a try!
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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post #8 of 9

Hi, :frow

Have you considered buying from a breeder?

There are 3 in California.

http://www.barnevelderclub.us/breeders.html

 Barnevelders are a really tough color to breed.

These may be closer to what you expect from the breed.

 I know Andy from Mountainview Orchards in Oregon. Good breeder, known him for years.

 Best Regards,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 10/8/15 at 8:24pm

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks I already have some and am looking into more breeds. I will definitely keep Andy in mind next time I need barnevelders.
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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