We recently ordered 10 sweet Buff Orpington chicks in the mail, and through sad circumstances, all but two are left (two died before they got here, three died soon after we brought them in the house, and two more died the first night because they worked their way to the edge of the brooder and fell asleep there. We are still learning and feel horrible about the situation :( ). These two surviving chicks are about 6 days old. They are doing great!
We'd like to get more chicks, as we have room in our coop for 5 chickens. We were thinking to order 10 more chicks and give a few away so we had 5-6 left.
But we don't know how it will work to introduce these new chicks to our 6-day-old ones. Do chicks accept other chicks well?? How will it work with brooder temp - since the first batch will be about a week old when the second batch need higher temps . . . we were thinking just to keep the brooder on the low side of normal to accommodate both batches.
Thank you!! :)