buy chicks or grown chickens?

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  1. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    What is best to buy? Chicks or grown chickens.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Of the two mentioned - Chicks.


    My personal preference - Hatching eggs [​IMG]



    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)
     
  3. Papakeith

    Papakeith Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Chicks because it's fun to take care of them, get to know them and bond with them.
     
  5. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    So far chicks are the way to go.
     
  8. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks because it is hard to find healthy grown ones. I have bought grown hens also.
     
  9. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    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.[​IMG]
     
  10. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've bought hens, point-of-lay pullets, and chicks. really it depends on how long you want to wait for eggs.
     

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