Starting chicks now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmemom, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. jmemom

    jmemom Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    I live in Southern Ohio, and am considering starting another batch of chicks now. I want to do it now because I can coincide the pullet months with the winter months when I wouldn't be getting many eggs anyway. But if I start when I'm thinking of starting, I will be putting them out around Thanksgiving. My coop doesn't have access to electric, so I can't do any heat lamps then. Do you think they'll be ok? [​IMG] I won't put them out until they are very fully feathered. I already have 15 pullets that are 20 weeks old, if that makes a difference.

  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Once they are fully feathered, they should be able to do as well as the 20-weekers you have, i expect. I wouldn't worry. It'll be great because they'll be laying age when spring comes!
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Extension cords! We have the technology![​IMG]
  4. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I am in North Carolina and have 50 coming this week. Extension cords are the answer. My husband set up four brooder lamps so they have plenty of room. The brooder area is 8x8.

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