Should I get a couple more?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joeyfender, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. joeyfender

    joeyfender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i am very excited about my new chicks and I haven't stopped watching them for the last 4 hours :D. But I do want to start a flock with about 5-6 chickens and I want to raise them all from chicks. So should I get a couple Red Pullets from TSC when they get in tomorrow, or should I wait?
     
  2. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you get from TSC you have to buy 6 or more, they don't sell just a few. 6 or more is their new thing.
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    If you do decide to get some more, make sure they hatched the same day as yours. If they are a week older than yours, they will be bigger and may squish your little ones.

    I would suggest to get a couple more now, young chicks seem to get along easily. Drama will thicken as chickens get older...
     
  4. joeyfender

    joeyfender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The good news: I will be able to get more chicks from TSC
    Bad news: I will not be able to get them until Thursday of next week
     
  5. joeyfender

    joeyfender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My decision:
    Order five black silkies next week from Cackle Hatchery. I will have to make another brooder but thats not a problem.
     

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