Best time to adopt baby chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by redoak, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Somehow we didn't notice an extra chick in the mix of 26, until 2 weeks later. We ordered chicks along with 2 other members of my family and took home 8 of the 26. The extra free chick we think is a white cochin. If we want we can take home the white cochin to join our flock of 8 buff orpington chicks. But we don't want another rooster, so if it matures and we find out it's a rooster my brother-in-law will get it. My question is, would it be better to take the chick now at 2 weeks and return it if it's a rooster or later when we can tell if it's a hen? BTW, The group of 18 (19 with white cochin) are all hens. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I would take it now, so it can get used to you and you can get used to it. It would also be able to have a chance to establish it's relationship with it's peers. Just my opinion! [​IMG]

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