Hi all I'm back seeking for more advice....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farm316, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all,

    Its Farm316 again, this time I'm seeking help on when to "buy" more baby chicks for 2017, Were hoping to pick up more chicks sometime in the spring and are unsure when we should really pick them up.

    Thanks
    Farm316
     
  2. melliston

    melliston Just Hatched

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    Are you looking for local or online? Meat birds or layers?
     
  3. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    laying birds, were going to do with all Rhode Island Reds.. I was thinking sometime between March-April, but I'm totally not sure
     
  4. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one heritage Rhode Island Red " big mama " she is a sweat heart and waits by the feed trough for a scoop of fermented feed each morning, she is beautiful too!!
     
  5. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww. how sweet!
     
  6. Bananabread

    Bananabread Out Of The Brooder

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    can i ask what the benefit of getting them in march to april would be? I suspect by the time they start laying it will be late fall with shortening days and you might not get that many eggs...too early to get them now?
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    If they approach sexual maturity as the days are getting shorter, they are more apt to delay laying until after the Winter Solstice.
     
  8. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was really wondering when they peaked laying.
     
  9. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    When i first got my Buff Orpington hens a year ago in April, they layed more in July-August. Now only one hen is laying, the others stopped a few months ago.
     
  10. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So when do you think We should get more chickens?
     

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