the best time of year to get chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mamdoe, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. mamdoe

    mamdoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have a specific time of year they think is the easiest to raise baby chicks up?
    I have 11 chicks, I'd like to get a few more but I want to wait and see what my rooster situation is. And I'm hoping that at least one of my silkies is a hen and will want to take care of some chicks for me. But I'm not sure that waiting until the fall is a good idea cause then comes the long winter.
    Is it hard to move chicks out to the coop when it's 10 degrees and below?
    Just trying to plan ahead.....
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  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the spring. I like to get them by May and they will start laying in the fall and I have eggs in the winter.
     
  3. MeerKat

    MeerKat Out Of The Brooder

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    In my opinion now is the best tiem , spring . It's warming up and they will be old enout to put them out before winter comes .

    I would also like to see what others say about this .
     
  4. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends where you live. here in NY I wouldn't do the fall cause it gets pretty cold quick, It's easiest to wait until the temps are getting warm enough you don't have to supplement a lot of heat and get them outside faster.
     

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