Chick viability

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 6chix, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. 6chix

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just lost this years chicks to a weasel last night [​IMG] . They were all 3 months old and would have been large enough to winter over. I am thinking of ordering another dozen chicks to replace them [​IMG] It does get cold here in the winter and I was wondering if they would be old enough to survive the winter this year. They would be around 3 months at the begining of December when it starts to get cold.
     
  2. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fully feathered out by then and should be fine if you have adequate shelter for them. You could also buy older birds. I would make sure you have blocked that weasle from getting in again though....they are clever and will revisit.
     

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