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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JackieandChicks, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Songster

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    Time of the year you would take on new chicks, knowing that I live in Michigan and we are already having 50 degree nights and I don't want them in the house all winter :) Just curious.
     

  2. 4 the Birds

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    The Midwest hatchery Mt. Healthy will ship chicks up to mid December. I personally would not place an order beyond mid to late November. They will do fine in a brooder with a heat lamp until they feather out and then good to go in the coop. I usually add a brooder lamp in their isolated coop area for a few weeks as well to handle cool nights. It makes a great transition. Hope this helps!



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  3. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Songster

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    It does! I am hoping for two more cochins from a local if she can hatch them out but my husband is chicked out at this point with the two I have in the laundry room now waiting for feathers! :)
     

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