When should i get chicks?

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by garryowen, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. garryowen

    garryowen New Member

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    When should get chicks if I want them to be laying in the spring?
     
  2. patlet

    patlet New Member

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    Think 10 months til laying.
     

  3. Cescacharl

    Cescacharl New Member

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    They normally start to lay around 18 weeks of age depending on breed.
     
  4. Cescacharl

    Cescacharl New Member

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    Ir will also depend on what weather you have. It's wet and cold here in uk so here I would say spring is best time as you need to keep chicks warm until their proper feathers are developed and they can cope with the weather
     
  5. Tony-O

    Tony-O New Member

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    If you want them laying in the spring, you need to get them now. :D You'll need to keep them a warm area, yet give them lots of room to exercise and grow. They'll come back to the heated area if they get to cold.

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