Chicks vs mature chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KerenR, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. KerenR

    KerenR In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    What are the pros and cons of starting with chicks vs mature chickens? We are just starting out and I was hoping to keep it as simple as possible on the very beginning as I learn everything.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Started birds will give you eggs sooner. Raising them yourself you'll know how they were fed and cared for.
    By the time they're adults they may be tamer if you handle them - if that's important to you.

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