Newbie to back yard chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickchick56, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When is the best time to buy a new pullet? Can i keep it in the house untilit needs to forage?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi! Most feed stores get shipments in the spring. It would be good to get chicks enough in advance of winter that they are grown and fully feathered. Some people have an outside brooder, but most people keep them in a brooder in a spare room or garage with a heat lamp. Good luck!
     
  3. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you keep a few Silkies with a Orpington?
     
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    PoesAccomplice Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure, they're both docile breeds. However, it would be ideal to raise them as chicks, so the chance that the Orpington is nice to the Silkies is larger. If not, the Orpington (who is a large bird) would maybe take advantage of the smaller Silkies.
     
  5. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds good cuz I'd like the Buff to be my egg layer and the others just for fun
     

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