did i order my bantams at the right time?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by applebutter14, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello! i ordered my bantams and they will come in may 2nd, i was wondering if that was to short of growing time for the fair, which is in july, iv'e never raised bantms from chicks before so i was not sure... can any body give me hints and tips? thanks!
     
  2. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they'd only be about 8 or 9 weeks old, which may put them in intermediate plumage between chicks and adults, and potentially still quite small. That may be a little too young for showing, but I'd check with someone in the local 4-H club and/or the person who chairs the poultry showing at your fair.

    If it doesn't work out for this year, they should be in prime plumage and a good age next year.
     
  3. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! im in 4-h and i was thinking about it and i was worried they would still be peeping at the fair!
     

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