9 day old chicks + 2 just hatched = OK?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noodleroo, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    DH has got to stop putting eggs in the 'bator! I have 5 nine day old chicks and the 2 eggs that I thought weren't going to hatch just hatched (long story!). I separate them in the brooder until they are up and around, but is it OK to introduce the little ones with the 9 day olds tomorrow or the next day? They won't have a momma to keep them from being bullied. How does it work when they are all this young (less than 2 wks.)? I don't want to keep the 2 separate if I don't have to...
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    They should be fine. I just put 11 MF d'Uccles in with Silkies and Polish that are 2 weeks old. They are all doing fine and the Silkies are being little mommies! So cute!
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I would put them together in a heartbeat! And Rooster Booster Pick No More Lotion as needed!!! (Seriously this is the easiest time to integrate- before they get an attitude with age! [​IMG]
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Oh good! Thanks y'all. I'm so excited to get them together.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:It is fun, isn't it!!!
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