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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jaredthefox, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a hawk get a full grown chicken??
     
  2. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    It can sure kill one or do permanent damage.
     
  3. David Fontenot

    David Fontenot New Egg

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    I think I will take a chance and go ahead and build the coop. When should I buy the chicks, or should I buy grown hens.
     
  4. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's more out of a personal preference. Do you want to raise your chicks and wait 6 months to get eggs or do you want eggs now? I started out with grown hens because they are much easier to take care of than chicks. chicks require a lot more to keep them growing.

    My opinion is that to start out get some full grown chickens and see how you like the process.
     
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  5. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as when should you buy chicks the sooner the better. Because you can let them outside with no heat lamp in 2-3 months. That will be really nice weather at that time :). I just bought 50 chicks that come monday.
     
  6. David Fontenot

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    Thanks for the advice. Will start to work on the coop soon as the weather warms-up.
     
  7. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    I view it as a race against time. I am trying to get the coop built before the new chicks arrive, so a month later when they do go outside, the infrastructure is ready and waiting.
     
  8. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found that it's always a hurry up and build something for my new chickens lol
     
  9. sheldavis

    sheldavis Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm from Cleveland texas, I'm looking for bantam hens!
     
  10. jldward

    jldward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Cleveland, too. I don't know if any but can let you know if I hear of any. Conroe Trade Day should be coming up first Sunday in May & there's usually some there.
     

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