About the new chicks next week...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paganfish, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Hey-

    Call me paranoid but...well, I am! [​IMG]

    My question is this. When I get my 25 chicks next week...should I separate them from the current ones in the same room or different rooms? I don't have the space for a different room to separate but I could do something if it has to be that way. (Figure something out, I mean.)

    My main concern is pecking order. Will the current chicks NOT take well to the new chicks at such tender age or is that just for bigger/older birds? If so, should I (like I did with reintroduction of older birds) put them beside each other with a fence separating them so they get used to one another for about a week or so. Then, let them ALL lose--together?

    Or should I not? I am not used to getting two shipments of chicks simultaneously like this...HELP!

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    Your advice will be GREATLY appreciated!

    Peace-

    Pedro

    PS The 22 peeps are doing phenomenally! Thanks for all your kinds words...AND thoughts! [​IMG]
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:This is what I would do, at least for the first few days. Even if it was just putting them in a clothes basket in the brooder. I know it wouldn't be much room but just for the first couple of days for them to settle in.
     

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