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What is the Best Age to Buy Chickens?

What is the Best Age to Buy Chickens?

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Perfect! You’re thinking of starting chickens! Or you may already have your chicken coop ready, have researched different breeds, and know where to buy your first birds, but there is one more decision to make: What is the best age to buy your first chickens? The age at which you should buy your first chickens depends on a number of factors: your experience in raising poultry, your budget, the effort you want to put into raising them, and what you want your chickens for, eggs, meat, display, etc. Each age has its own advantages and disadvantages which we have listed below to help you choose the age of chickens for your backyard. Day-old Chicks Chicks need a brooder with a heat source to keep them warm. Some day-old chicks are ‘sexed’, which means that you can get hens from day one ...