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Chick viability

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

  1. 6chix

    6chix Songster

    Jul 24, 2007
    Western Ma
    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 Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    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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