Chicks or 3 month olds, which best?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gaillardia, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. gaillardia

    gaillardia Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Larkspur, CO
    I would like to add a few more hens to my flock. I found chicks and 3 month old pullets on Craig's list and wonder about the advantages.

    I raised my girls from 3 day old chicks and they follow me around the property, eat out of my hand, and generally make every day better. Cold weather is coming soon, so I was thinking that maybe slightly older birds would be easier. For those of you with experience with both, will the 3 month olds bond with me in time, follow me around the property, and bring joy to each day? Or should I cowgirl up and start with chicks again?

    Or, I guess another option is waiting until Spring to add.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  2. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    We have winter too and I would not start with chicks at this time of the year unless you have a way to keep them warm. We get a hard frost sometime between the end of Sept and the end of Oct...that's only 5-10 weeks away.

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