Early chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Oneacre Homestead, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chirping

    May 25, 2011
    Hi peeps,
    we have mild winters and I am thinking of getting some chicks early this year-- layers.
    Does anyone know if there is any drawback to this such as that they will molt the first fall or something?

  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Generaly no matter what time of year, your probably going to see your first molt in about a year from day you get them. I get chicks as early is a can get them. Usually end of January to the beginning February, Most the time I will have them raised and laying by the end of summer early fall. Chickens will normally molt spring or fall.

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