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Sticking with one breed?

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Our buff orpingtons are ordered and should be arriving soon! It's our first flock so we're pretty excited here! Can we add another breed shortly after?
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Yes, but it will be easiest sooner than later. Once a flock is established, it's difficult to add birds.

If they're chicks, I'd get more chicks in the next month.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Yes plz don't get them when the others are older.get them all when there young

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This is in response to your ovation.

It depends on time of year and your ambient temperature.

If it isn't below 20F in the building, I put them out as soon as they come out of the hatcher with a heat source.

Ideally, they should be brooded just as a mother hen would. A hot spot so they can warm up and lots of cool space.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/4/16 at 7:57am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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