Young hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tarajane, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. tarajane

    tarajane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been researching a lot about chickens. I used to have a small flock years ago and I am so excited I am moving to where I can have a few.......At first, I wanted to get some day old ones to raise, then the practical part took over so now I am wanting to know how young can I purchase hens where they are just about to start laying ? I can wait even a month or so but I want some eggs soon. May die tomorrow LOL...Really though need some advice. Thank you all [​IMG]
     
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    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet is to look locally on CL for pullets. I'll grow out chicks to 12-16 weeks and sell them for $20. My customers are just like you and don't want to have to wait 5 months for eggs. Check out your state thread. Might get lucky and find someone close with a few extra hens. Some hatcheries and breeders will sell started pullets but shipping will exceed the cost of the chicken.
     
  3. tarajane

    tarajane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, I will be moving to FL shortly and will look there....[​IMG]
     

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