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Caring for older chicks

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I'll be getting chicks soon and I'm told they should be put into the coop until they are 6 weeks old or so. Should I separate them as they grow, or can they all stay in the same tub until they go to the coop?

post #2 of 5
I would keep them together as long as you have enough room. How many are you getting? What size brooder do you have?
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I'm getting about 15.  I'll be putting them in a large plastic tote.  How will I know if they're crowded?


Edited by MollyKi - 2/10/16 at 2:33pm
post #4 of 5
You definitely have enough room for the first 3-4 weeks. They grow pretty fast. If they seem happy and are not pecking at one another you should be fine. I didn't check to see where you live. If you are In a warmer climate you may be able to move them to a coop with a light after that. If not you may need a couple totes until they get fully feathered at week 8.
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Thank you!
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