Buying Pullets in October-

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jc9766, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. jc9766

    jc9766 New Egg

    Nov 21, 2011
    I had a flock of 9 chickens-my first year- the chickens are 6 months old- last week the woman who watches them when I am not around left the coop open and 3 chickens were killed. I am devastated. Every time I see my chickens now it seems like there is an emptiness. I was thinking of getting 3 pullets in October but I am not sure if it is a good idea since the winter is coming- and I live in New York, Hudson Valley, where it can get cold. I would be ordering them from McMurray Hatchery. Any advice on whether this is a bad idea or not to do now.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Check out located in Orrtanna, Pa. They may be within driving distance for you. No problem adding birds to your flock in Oct.
  3. omilona

    omilona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2011
    I have 8 20 -ish week old started pullets coming from Murray MacMurray next month to add to my existing 6 18 month old hens going into molt. They are arriving in 3 weeks, I'll let you know how it goes. I too live in the Hudson Valley (Bedford NY).

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