I am wanting the campers to have the sweet experience of chicks and ducklings. Typically, we order chicks in time for Easter and have full grown chickens by summer. I thought Spring was best for biddies. However, we’ve had broody hens (typically Buff Orpingtons) sometimes appear mid-summer with a clutch, and those chicks seem to make it just fine into the Fall. So, I am figuring we can buy biddies for June arrival and they will thrive with the flock.
The issue is integration, but that can be solved by having campers build a chicken tractor! Everyone wins!