Waiting on Chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickaMama49, May 19, 2018.

  1. ChickaMama49

    ChickaMama49 Songster

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    Hello! I’m not new to owning chickens but it’s been awhile since I had my 4 hens. We are now waiting on mail order chicks and this time we are much better prepared for this! We are expecting: Easter Egger, Gold and Silver Laced Wyandottes, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, and Barnevelder chicks! I like the variety from mail order but not the shipping price and process. It’s worth it when having only a small flock though. We plan on brooding in the house. What age does everyone put them outside? I’ve seen most people say at 6 weeks and that’s what I did before. I’m in the south so it’s hot but rainy here. Mostly just excited and waiting to order ! What hatcheries does the best small order with this variety and least cost on shipping? Any input is always appreciated!!
     
  2. KikisGirls

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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
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    If you have a secure coop why not brood them in it?
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  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!:welcome Glad you joined the flock! BYC is a very informative and fun site for people who love chickens, ducks, turkey, quail, etc.. Update us when your chicks arrive! I put mine outside at about 8 weeks due to predators where we live.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Hop you will enjoy it as much as we do :yesss:
     
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  6. petitor

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    Hello and :welcome!!! I can't provide you with good advice on ordering chicks, but it sounds like you will have a beautiful flock when they do arrive =)!
     
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  7. ChickaMama49

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    Thank you! I’m excited !
     
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  8. ChickaMama49

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    Thank you! I really enjoy this site- spending so much time reading ! Lots of great advice!
     
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  9. ChickaMama49

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    Did you have a large indoor brooder ? What did you use? I have a glass aquarium for starters and a very large Rubbermaid container for when they get bigger.
     
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    I keep them in a bin when up to 3 weeks old and keep them in a big crate when up to 7 or 8 weeks. I usually take them on field trips too when I get a chance.
     
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