5 day olds and newly hatched... can they be in the same brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mycookoonest, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 13 regular chicks, and my 2 silkies hatched today. They have a little bloody navel going on. When I put one silkie in the brooder... they all bombarded it!!!!!!!! Poor thing, I've moved it back into the bator for now until I figure out a way to get them all to get along! They were pecking at his toes, beak, back, and underbelly.

    Is it possible to have them all leave the little ones along?
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my babies are differnt ages, and when i put my banties in the brooder with the older chicks they pecked for a little while tell they got use to each other.
     
  3. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK THANKS... I think I'll try again tomorrow morning. I just got a little nervous with the bloody navels... but I think they'll calm down.
     
  4. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want dead babies I would say mix them. We have not had a great deal of success in mixing days unless they are week or older, then still need to be close in ages. Seems the little ones end up getting stepped on or pecked or trampled. Depends really on how many you have and how much time you have to sit and watch....:|
     

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