Buying young chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lexeleigh, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. lexeleigh

    lexeleigh New Egg

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    My partner and I just moved into a house where we can have chickens! Finally!! I've always thought about raising baby chicks from one of the many stores in our area but I'm hesitant because I'm pregnant and due in August, I'm worried they won't get the attention they need as I'm busily preparing for this life changing event. I'm wondering if anyone has young Americauna's for sale in the Hudson Valley? Definitely our breed of choice although we'd be open to other laid back, calm around children breeds. Any thoughts or advice?
    Thanks!!
    L.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be able to keep chickens and with a baby in the way too!! You might like to ask on your state thread as members in your area may be able to point you in the right direction. State threads can be found here ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    If you can't find point of lay (POL) birds, keep in mind that chicks grow pretty fast. If you get them now, they'll be about 3 months old in August and most chickens start laying around 4-6 month age.

    Congratulations on the upcoming baby and chickens!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     

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