Looking forward to jumping into the world of chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gertie1, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. gertie1

    gertie1 New Egg

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    Just getting started, and am hopeful that I can learn tons about chickens and all related topics. My husband completed a fantastic coop for me this fall, and now I am wondering if I should be getting chicks now, or wait for the spring auction in our community and buy pullets.
     
  2. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. It all depends on what your looking for. If you want eggs right away you can buy pullets or if your looking to raise your flock from a young age & and watch there life cycles you can get little fluffy butts. I have done both. My flock it mixed from 5 month old pullets to 3 yr old hens. My young pullets are the only ones i have every owned that i did not raise from day old chicks. There is great info on this site in the learning tabs above. Best of luck :)
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I'm waiting for spring just because that's when most of the hatcheries ship again and I will have a good selection of different places to order from and different breeds to choose from. You will probably have a better selection in the spring as well because spring is "chicken season" (that's why I like it so much [​IMG]). However, I've bought chicks locally in the winter before too, but I don't let them out into their "chick run" because of the cold. They just seem so much happier when they get to go outside in the nice weather.[​IMG]
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] glad to have you [​IMG]
     
  6. gertie1

    gertie1 New Egg

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    Ok thanks for all the great feedback so quickly!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your new chicken adventures!
     

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