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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by maybejoey, Oct 15, 2011.
What is best to buy? Chicks or grown chickens.
Of the two mentioned - Chicks.
My personal preference - Hatching eggs
Getting adult birds means you cut back on feed, time, etc but it also means there's a good chance they will be skittish, fearful, aggressive, carrying diseases or lice, or are someone's culls (don't lay well, too old, aren't what you want, etc)
Itdepends on what you want. I wanted to have eggs right away so getting hens already laying was my answer. I'll be getting CHicks in january.
Chicks because it's fun to take care of them, get to know them and bond with them.
This time of year, I would get hens.
It is nice to raise them from babies, but you'll want more by spring, and you can get chicks then.
Chicks all the way, for the reasons everyone else mentioned. Though if it were the case of a Silkie and I really wanted a pullet, I might get a young one, not a full grown adult, but not a chick either.
So far chicks are the way to go.
Chicks because it is hard to find healthy grown ones. I have bought grown hens also.
I always buy adult chickens because then I know tha they are all hens then do not have to have a heart break when I have to get rid of a roo.
I've bought hens, point-of-lay pullets, and chicks. really it depends on how long you want to wait for eggs.