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New EE babies!

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Well, I went to the store & came home with 3 more EE babies! This is my first year with chickens so I'm a newbie. But I'm kinda nervous about them being in the same brooder as my other chicks, which range from 2-5 weeks in age. Should I separate them or just watch closely?




post #2 of 7
I would separate them. 5 weeks is huge.
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Percheron chick View Post

I would separate them. 5 weeks is huge.

Darn. My 5 week old EEs don't seem to care. They're snuggling with them. It's the slightly younger Buff Brahmas that seem to not care where they're walking.
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Right now, they're just spread out...as close or as far away from the heat as necessary.
post #5 of 7
Your call but typically older chicks pick on the younger and smaller ones.
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I find that hard to come by.I had two new chicks last year and added them to my flock (They were a 2 week difference) and this bunch was a bunch of fighters.They all snuggled togethr and ate bread together as SOON as I put them in there.Even the two cockerals allowed each other to be together (But about 3 months of age was the breaking pint and everyone knew how to fight.)

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post

I find that hard to come by.I had two new chicks last year and added them to my flock (They were a 2 week difference) and this bunch was a bunch of fighters.They all snuggled togethr and ate bread together as SOON as I put them in there.Even the two cockerals allowed each other to be together (But about 3 months of age was the breaking pint and everyone knew how to fight.)

Find what hard to come by?

I keep going to check on them & they seem to be doing fine. They're either snuggled up together or just scattered. There's another 1-2 that are around the same size as the newbies and they've been in the brooder with the older ones for a bit now. I had no idea that BCM roos develop so much slower than their female counterparts.
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