First chicks, what to get?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nconley11, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. nconley11

    nconley11 Just Hatched

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    I have 17 chickens right now of a slight variety. I'm thinking most are red sex linked and all med to large in size. Anyway, I promised my 4 year old some chicks this year. I want something different than we have, friendly, tolerant of the cold and a relatively good layer. We only get brown eggs right now. Any suggestions?

    These will be our first chicks ever. Once the wisconsin weather stays on the warmer side we will be getting meat chicks
     
  2. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers, generally have the combs for cold tolerance, colorful eggs for 4 year olds.
     
  3. rooster58

    rooster58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will add my vote for Easter eggers. I love mine. They are my favorite chickens with the most personality and most fun to watch.
     
  4. nconley11

    nconley11 Just Hatched

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    Now where do I go about getting those chickens as chicks and can I just order a handful or do I have to order a dozen or so
     
  5. rooster58

    rooster58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where you are located but it's getting about time for tractor supply and other feed stores to start having chick days. You can order from a hatchery also. Not sure what the minimum order would be though. You can check web sites like efowl.com Myers hatchery and there are several others. Just try to find a hatchery as close to you as possible.
     

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