Question for those that are brooding different age chicks.
I currently have Four 4-week olds and Two 2 week olds that have been brooded together. The younger of the group still uses the heat at night; the olders maybe half-under unless it's really cold.
I will be getting 6 new hatches on the 9th of May. That makes the oldest previous about 6 weeks and 4 weeks.
Has anyone tried putting new hatches into the same brood area with chicks that old? I could use 2 different MPH so they have their own, but I'm thinking that 6 weeks and newly hatched is too large of an age gap. They will be in a 6x6 area.
I've been planning on figuring out how to divide the area but thought I'd ask to see if anyone has had that age gap in the same space without division and/or how old the new hatches were before you removed a divider.
Thanks for any experience you might have!