When should I plan to start chicks in Central New York?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KerriJensen, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. KerriJensen

    KerriJensen Hatching

    Jan 29, 2012
    We live in Central New York. We are planning on getting 5 chicks(it is all we are allowed). I want to make this as easy as possible with the best results possible. When should I plan on getting the chicks? I am concerned because 5 is such a small number and I want them to be able to keep warm enough(with a heat lamp).

  2. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    I'm in Maine and I like to get mine shipped for May or June. Mostly because of my school schedule, but I find it works well for the babies. You would probably be okay to start earlier though, it would depend on how long you are planning on keeping the birds in the house for brooding.

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