At what age do you ship your started birds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cara, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I've only bought started birds once, and they were 12 weeks old and did fine. What is an appropriate age to ship juveniles?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    After reading a recent post where all three birds at 12 weeks died from stravation, I would have to say the younger the better. Day-olds still have the yolk sac attached and feed from that so they survive shipping better than older birds. And I just learned all that too from someone else's disaster. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I thought they were around 6 weeks old, and shipped on a Friday?
     

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