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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kubota girl, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. kubota girl

    kubota girl Out Of The Brooder

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    when should i have chicks? it can get in the negatives right here where im at in kentucky. Is it too cold for chicks?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    It is best to order chicks when the temps are no longer freezing in your area so they ship without deaths. Babies need to be brooded under a heat lamp indoors for 6 weeks.

    Good luck with all your poultry adventures!
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2. I like raising late spring or early fall babies. That way the weather is usually nice enough that once they are 2 or 3 weeks old they can go outside for a bit each day and it also makes moving to the coop that much easier then if the weather is very cold.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x3 on the above advice.
     
  5. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] And I agree with all the above. Spring would be best.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. March-May are good months to order chicks.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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