When to hatch out new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tnmommy, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. tnmommy

    tnmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Loretto, TN
    I love my Australorps and I really want to stay with the breed. When should I hatch out the chicks to replace my layers? I know that most chickens stop laying as well after 2 years. So should I start new chicks when my current layers are 1 1/2?
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    i wait until my hens are 1 year (usually) before i hatch eggs from them. for myself i will hatch from pullets after their eggs get of size on rare breeds.

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