baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by anniepyanoe, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. anniepyanoe

    anniepyanoe Hatching

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    Hi all,
    Just starting out and I was wondering if anyone could answer this question: Is there any reason not to get babies that are already 21/2 weeks old as opposed to getting 2 day old chicks?? I do live in Central NY and there is still a bunch of snow on the ground, although melting quickly. I just want to make sure they are not too old- that they will still bond...
    Thanks so much for any info you can give me and I expect I will be bugging you all quite a bit in the next few weeks:)
    Thank.
    Annie
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    welcome to byc and 2 and a half week old is not to old to bond we have 1 year olds that we got as 20 week olds and are very friendly and bonded to us.
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    They should be fine. We even rescued some grown chickens that someone dumped off on a country road and most of those tamed down really quick.
     

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