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Adding 3 day old chicks to 10 day old chicks

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I have 15 chicks that are 1 week and 3 days old (10 days old) that I am brooding...Orscheln's has chicks that are 3 days old, that I would like to get 4-6 of them. 

 

Could I put the 3 day old chicks in with my 10 day old chicks?? Any advice??

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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Originally Posted by newchickenista View Post

I have 15 chicks that are 1 week and 3 days old (10 days old) that I am brooding...Orscheln's has chicks that are 3 days old, that I would like to get 4-6 of them. 

Could I put the 3 day old chicks in with my 10 day old chicks?? Any advice??

Yes. Watch to ensure that the younger chicks are getting what they need to stay healthy.
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Yes. Watch to ensure that the younger chicks are getting what they need to stay healthy.


   I put one day old chickens in with chicks that were a week older, no problem.  I don't know if this helped, but I have a Brinsea 20 brooder that uses heat but not light, and the babies go under the heat.  I introduced the newbies in the evening when it was dark and by the next morning when I went out to look at them, the younger ones had already followed the older ones to the feed and water and would cuddle up to them when they sat down.

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I had 4 week old chicks with 4 day-old chicks, they should be fine.

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