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Advice on New Flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by abcn123s, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were ready to get our chicks by March 8th.. our local feed store said they would be able to get all 9 of our breed picks in by then. We found out today that most won't be in until April 12th and one won't be in until May 20th. Is it better to find all of our breeds at once for getting our flock started, even if it means we won't get the breeds we really want at first?

    It is also possible to get 25% of our choices in on the 8th of March, another 25% of our choices in on the 15th of March. If we introduce day olds to a group of week olds, are we inviting trouble? We are going to start everyone in our coop from day 1 and using the Mother Hen Heating Pad.

    Uggh! Rich man problems, we know!!! We just wanted to get as close to our wish list the 1st time around as we can.
     
  2. mclanea

    mclanea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So your over all plan is 9 chickens? And your current coop... is it empty?

    Just curious!
     
  3. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    order from hatchery then u get what u want when u want
     
  4. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our current coop is empty! Our plan is to have 18-20 chicks... knowing that a few might not make it or we may have to re-home roosters.
     
  5. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are having a hard time getting all our picks before the end of June that way! So frustrating!!
     
  6. mclanea

    mclanea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotcha. Sounds like fun.

    Well, conventional wisdom would be to keep the 1 day old ones separate from older ones until they hit a week or so and then you could probably put them all together.
     

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