I love hatching out little chicks. They are super cute and both the children and I love seeing the hatch take place. It’s a magical journey. I have nothing against tiny chicks. I have a heck of a time not bringing home handfuls of them from the feed store when I go to pick up my order. Despite my love for the cute and fuzzy chicks, I only add started pullets to my flock. I hatch chicks to fund my started pullets.
What are started pullets? Why start with started pullets? Introducing started pullets versus chicks to your flock. The cons of starting with started pullets.
Only you can decide the best route to adding to your flock, but don’t think getting chicks is your only option. Here on The 104 Homestead, we hatch out several dozen chicks and ducklings each year, but add only established birds to our flock. It’s the best of both worlds for us.