Question for the board on chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by franko, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. franko

    franko Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    Hunt, Tx
    Hello. Just back in town after seven months. There is a chicken auction in Harper Tx tomorrow and I want to start my flock over because I had to give them away when I left. I want about 10 hens. AT this time of year, what would be the best size of layers to try and find? I would like to have eggs. Should I wait till fall? for chicks? know there are a lot of depends but overall, what you all think? A big thank's in advance.
  2. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    well I would buy older hens from a breeder or hatchery , I won't buy birds from the auction there are too many diseases out there and it would just take one to be sick and then your starting over a third time. IMO

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