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How do you all feel about starting with pullets instead of baby chicks. Advantages? Disadvantages?

The advantage is that they will be further along in development and not so susceptible to illness, weather, etc.  It's also less difficult to look after chickens who are a bit older, you don't have to make "baby food" or that type of thing.  It's also sooner until you start getting eggs and you aren't feeding "unproductive" animals.  

 

The only disadvantage I can see is being able to handle them and see them grow up from younger (if that's something you'd like to do). 

 

Personally, I wouldn't really know how to look after baby chooks properly, getting older ones was my only feasible option with my level of "chook knowledge" and because I have limitations on how many I can have (6) there didn't seem much point learning how to raise younger birds.  If I was rural and was going to have chicks in the future, I'd want to learn. In my circumstances, I wanted chickens old enough where they could fend for themselves more, and didn't require any different care to what my adults get. 

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Hi and welcome to byc. The learning centre is a good place to start but we all like to help each other out, so don't be afraid to ask!

Happy new year

Ct
I am nee here as well. Trying to figure this app out ha!
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How do you all feel about starting with pullets instead of baby chicks. Advantages? Disadvantages?

I actually answered this question already on your other thread but as I stated there, personally I prefer purchasing chicks to pullets for the following reasons; they are much more readily available, they can be obtained in a much greater number of breeds giving you more breed selection, and you can start taming them with hand fed treats when they are very young so that they will quickly become good lap pets. Purchased pullets can turn out to be much more high strung and flighty and much harder to tame depending on the conditions in which they were raised.

post #15 of 17
Hi every one pls help me !! My hen is suddenly start walking on one leg .. I don't know the reson .. No sigh of injury etc weather is 8degrer centegrade
post #16 of 17
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
I'd post here. Good luck with your girl.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #17 of 17

:welcome

Welcome! BYC is the most amazing forum ever and I hope you enjoy all it has to offer!:caf

Cheers!

~Chick

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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