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To Hatch or Not to Hatch?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lillahimed, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi :) I'm reasonably new to the chicken world (took care of 1 week old chicks for a friend) and I was wondering if it is best to start out with 1 day old chicks or hatching eggs. Also the eggs would not be shipped just picked up locally. Thanks for helping me out.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I think it would be easiest to start with day old chicks - I think they are less complicated that going thru the throes of hatching
     
  5. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was leaning towards the chick department since I raised 1 week old pullets for a month....
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Hatching can be a huge pleasure, or a huge disappointment depending on the outcome. I would say just starting out you may want to get some chicks and see how that goes.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I prefer chicks...but that's just because I'm a novice hatcher. Some on BYC are real pros. The fact that your eggs wouldn't be shipping makes a huge difference in the success rate of the hatch. Good luck whatever you decide.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! X2 1muttsfan's post. Get a few chicks for now and then when you feel like expanding the flock see about hatching some. Also keep in mind when you buy chicks, you can buy sexed chicks, when you hatch chicks you'll have a few roosters to deal with.
     
  10. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! Plans are in motion! I'm going to buy 1 day old chicks locally [​IMG] Now If I can just convince some friends to "help" build my coop. In other words build it while I drink coffee!
     

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