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Adding 3 day old chicks to 10 day old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickenista, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 chicks that are 1 week and 3 days old (10 days old) that I am brooding...Orscheln's has chicks that are 3 days old, that I would like to get 4-6 of them.

    Could I put the 3 day old chicks in with my 10 day old chicks?? Any advice??
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Watch to ensure that the younger chicks are getting what they need to stay healthy.
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put one day old chickens in with chicks that were a week older, no problem. I don't know if this helped, but I have a Brinsea 20 brooder that uses heat but not light, and the babies go under the heat. I introduced the newbies in the evening when it was dark and by the next morning when I went out to look at them, the younger ones had already followed the older ones to the feed and water and would cuddle up to them when they sat down.
     
  4. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 4 week old chicks with 4 day-old chicks, they should be fine.
     

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