Is it too late in the year to get new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chilisweet, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I wait until Spring to get new chicks? Or can I get them now? I really want them now and don't want to wait, as I am not a patient person! [​IMG]


    I would appreicate any input.

    Thanks,
    ~Caran
     
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
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    I would not have babies shipped in this heat. If you can find some for pick-up I think it would be o.k. I have 8 in the bator now and it is 95 in Georgia today !!!
     
  3. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya I was just reading several posts where babies have died because of the heat...I sure don't want that to happen...


    So if I can find some locally, you think it's okay to get them now?

    ~Caran
     
  4. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shipping wouldn't be smart now, but i got new chicks a few days ago, by pick-up, just be sure you have everything to take care of them!
     
  5. Vagirl

    Vagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have gotten 2 orders in the last 3 weeks from Michigan to Virginia and all is good. Sometimes the Spring is too cold and I have actually lost more then!
     
  6. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So basically it doesn't matter if I get chicks now or in the spring? We talked to the 4H guy at the fair today, and he mentioned it would be better to wait until spring, but I'm not sure why?

    Are there any concerns we need to watch out for when they are old enough to move outside? I'm guessing that will be in the last week of Sept, beginning week of October. It does get a bit chilly here, but not freezing yet. Will they still need a lamp to keep them warm?

    ~Caran
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  7. hulahens

    hulahens Out Of The Brooder

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    Aloha! I've ordered chicks twice this summer coming to Hawaii all the way from Texas with absolutely no problems! All 25 from my 2nd order are thriving as well....13 from the 1st order were killed by mongoose...
    So...if I were you, I'd go for it!!! Why wait? LOL
     
  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think u should be okay now never know till u try thats my moto but understanding u dont wanna find out the hard way its probably ok in my opinion
     
  9. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and if it's too hot where you are you can move to Maine! Very wet and cold the last few days! My poor babies havent come outside for 2 days! I am thinking I need to get a heat lamp...soon!
     
  10. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    Nope its not to late mine came this morning and are doing great.I ordered 12 from Ideal and got 12 live chirppy hopping fuzzy butts...They shipped out yesterday so only took less than 24 hours.
     

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