Thinking about adding two new chicks to the flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dwells, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Dwells

    Dwells Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2013
    So it has almost been a year (year in May) since I started to raise chickens. I originally started it due to needing a hobby for stress relief. I started by getting three Delawares and one Buckeye. Unfortunately two of the Delawares turned out to be roo's. So the person I got the chicks from gave me a California white and a Wyandotte. The Wyandotte was a gorgeous siver laced which quickly turned out to be my kids and wife's favorite, It too turned out to be a roo. Really peaceful hobby sheeeesh!. So i ended up getting an older Americuana who was injured either by another chicken or dog. I was able to get her healthy and even though she does not get along with the other three she is happy and did lay 2 eggs before the milt set in.
    So I want to add two more. I live in northern California where the weather is anything but predictable. It gets really hot, it gets really cold and rain hits every now and again. I have done some research and want to continue with my success thus far. I raise three from 3 days old and managed to get an injured chicken healthy again. So in a couple weeks my local feed store is getting in a batch of Black Sex Links. I like what I read about their egg production and temperament. The idea is to raise them and introduce them to the Americuana. Right now she is in a run by herself. Any suggestions on if the Black Sex Links would be good for my area and situation? There are also Americuanas and Wyandottes coming in the same batch to the feed store.
    I just finish constructing a dedicated brooder ( I used what I had before) and am looking to add within the next three or so weeks. I have had great luck with people here and look forward to what ever suggestions anyone may have on the subject. Thanks in advance.
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Sounds like you are doing a great job ......

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