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chickpeeplove

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 17, 2014
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I have two 3 week old chicks and i was wondering of i could put a 1 week with them
 

3riverschick

Poultry Lit Chaser
10 Years
May 19, 2009
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I have two 3 week old chicks and i was wondering of i could put a 1 week with them
Hi and
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A 2 week age difference is about the max you want when combining chicks. Why don't you put them together at a time when you can watch and see how they get along? When they are 3 and 5 weeks the difference won't be quite as pronounced. Are they all bantams or large size or?
Best,
Karen
 

ShockValue

Songster
10 Years
Jan 10, 2010
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We had a 1 week and 3 weeks together in the same brooder with no issues. However the olders were very gentle breeds. That may play a role (I'm not sure, I'm still new to this! )

The little one got bumped around a little, but it was never out of aggression, just chickens barging around doing their thing.
 

Farmer Viola

Songster
6 Years
May 23, 2013
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I have two 3 week old chicks and i was wondering of i could put a 1 week with them
Yes, that should be fine. up to 4 weeks age difference is generally acceptable. they will squabble a little at first, but just let them work it out. as long as there's no blood, you don't need to intervene. make sure you give them plenty of objects to hide behind so they can get away if picked on.
 
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