3 Week Old Chicks and New Borns

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rwcmick, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. rwcmick

    rwcmick Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the good fortune of receiving 3 chicks that were a week old yesterday. The chicks, 1 barred rock, 1 light light brahma and 1 golden laced wyandotte, will be 3 weeks old when the other kids hatch.

    I am presuming that I should setup another brooder for the new ones so that their older sisters don't peck at them?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've put together birds that were 3 weeks apart, I just made sure the youngest ones had their feet first. They aren't mean at that age, just highly curious.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I agree with silkie...after the new hatched are about a day or 2 old....take one of the 3 week old, and put them in with them for a day or 2....then let the other in. Should be fine.
     
  4. rwcmick

    rwcmick Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the replies. since i have only one incubator and one brooder should i leave the hatchlings in the incubator w/ the unhatched eggs or should i move 'em immediately to the brooder? i was thinking i'd leave them in the brooder for an hour or two and them transfer the brooder. hopefully ChiChi, Gigi and Henrietta won't be too curious [​IMG]
     

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