Should I... or not?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tanichca, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    So, my evil incubator hatched out 4 chicks out of 13 eggs. I needed several more hens in my flock (my roo is down to two hens his size, and laying is down as well with only that many.) The breeds that hatched are 2 leghorn and 2 olive eggers (one of each already looking rooster-ish... )I was really hoping for some EE to hatch, but those were the eggs that the bator and the PO screwed up. [​IMG]
    So, there is a lady in town who is selling sexed EE, Polish and Turken (!!!) babies, she lives about an hour away but we could meet her somewhere, and I'm wondering: should I go for it? Will the chicks that I get from her (probably two or three) integrate well with the present babies, even though they didn't hatch together? And is there a way I could use to convince Dad to let me get them? (Kidding mostly on the last one, I can almost always get Dad to agree on matters of getting more chickens. He likes them almost as much as I do!)

    Thanks for your opinions. [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sure. I've picked up chicks at one TSC and chicks at another TSC even a week later and integration at that age is virtually seamless. No issues.
     
  3. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GO FOR IT!
    i myself have covinced my dad to drive me an hour to get two more hens as an addition on to my two that i have already...[​IMG] can't wait!
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Thanks! I was mostly worried about integration. And, I needed my enabling friends at BYC to tell me that yes, it is perfectly normal to drive an hour to buy more chickens. Especially when you can convince your little sis to pay for a few [​IMG] Thank goodness for little sisters with a weakness for Polish! [​IMG]
     
  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes...I did the same thing, bought 10 chicks, went and picked up 5 more that were about the same age, oh, and was given 2...they are all GREAT!
     
  7. AZ_HenHouse

    AZ_HenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That was so not nice to post the ad from Craigslist--I live in Tucson...I have babies almost that age....hhhmmm I wonder if hubby would notice a few more????[​IMG]
     
  8. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:MUAUAHAHAHA! Yes, I did post that just so you could see and decide you need more chicks!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go For it and [​IMG]
     

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