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chicks vs adults

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AlaskaGrown, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. AlaskaGrown

    AlaskaGrown Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting back into raising chickens. Before I purchased 5 1-year old chickens from a local who had too many birds on her hands. I am on the fence right now as whether to purchase adult hens or chicks.

    What are the pros and cons to selecting one over the other?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Raising chicks is great fun, and the way to tame them, if you are interested in that. But -- you need a separate area for them to grow to adult size, for the safest integration. If this happens to be relatively simple for you, maybe stretch a piece or two of chicken wire across existing space, then it's really personal preference. There are so many factors - whether you have the time to monitor chicks, whether you can get all or mostly female chicks (if that matters) -- and so forth.
     

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