1 day old in with 1 week old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I got a dozen eggs given to me. The last one finally hatched, we started with the first hatch last Saturday. I put it in the brooder with the others and it is getting picked on, this has happened since the first one got roomies. It is mostly the oldest that is picking on it. Will it be ok? Or do I need to separate it, problem is I really have no where to put her, the bator just got a new batch of eggs yesterday. Will this be only temporary or will they really hurt it? They are mixed breeds so I can't give you the info on breed
    Krista
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need to keep that 1 day old out of that brooder of older chicks for at least 3 days. Make sure it is eating and drinking and getting around well enough to protect itself. Then introduce it to the older ones. Even a week old chick can peck and kill a new hatchling baby.
     

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