Does 1 ,2 week vs 1 day old chicks make a huge difference? choosing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CA Bean, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello everyone. I am new here and really excited about chicks! I am getting some this weekend and I am getting them through our local feed supply stores..I hope this is an ok place to get them as I couldn't find the variety through local people.

    So here is my small delimma: I can go to a few different feed supplies to get the variety I want but some have the Buff Orphingtons that are a week old and there are only 2 Pullets left. Or I can probably get them closer to where I live 15mins vs 1/2 hr and get 1 day olds. What do ya think? I rather them go out to the outside coop sooner than later but if 1 week is no biggy..then we will do it that way.
    Thanks in advance for your responses!

    My second dilema:
    Since I am such a newbie and don't know the chickens yet beside these are all great egg layers and nice ( good thing since I have small kiddos and will be learning together)

    1st place has: Forgive the spelling errors
    Astralorps
    RIR
    Wyandottes
    all 2 week olds with vaccination

    2nd place
    Barred rocks 1day- 1 week old
    Americaunas
    RIR

    3rd place
    Buff Orphingtons 1week old - I want some of these too- they are beauties.
    Americaunas
     
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I've mixed day olds with 1 week olds before with no integration issues whatsoever. That was with chicks I hatched myself.

    The main consideration is that if you are getting from two different sources the recommendation is to quarantine for at least 4 weeks totally separated to prevent any possible illness from going between the two group.... just food for thought.
     
  3. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I would want to do that with the chicks- 1 day olds?
     
  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks get bigger and start to get their wing tip feathers at a week, but there's not much difference between day olds and week olds. Get the chickens and the variety you want, don't worry about the ages! Good luck!
     
  5. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok so I called another feed supply place and they have 2 week olds that have already been vaccinated. Can these mix with the 1 week olds that are not vaccinated? I am I making this all harder than it has to be??[​IMG]

    Edited my original post with new questions of now which kinds. I really want all of kinds at least 1 of each but quaranteen issue....don't really want to put them in 3 diff sections.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008

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