I'm starting my first flock right now but have a question.
I have 7 one week old chicks (2 bantam polish and 5 silkies). I also have 12 mixed eggs due to hatch tomorrow. I've read you can mix chicks of different ages, but it's hit or miss. If I need to create a second brooder, I can make it happen, but these guys are all going to be living in the same coop. From my experience (my father has had chickens all my life), mixing adults can be a nightmare!
Does anyone have experience mixing chicks? I'd like to do what I can to make this successful.