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Adding another chick after 5 days?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dskullz, May 4, 2017.

  1. dskullz

    dskullz In the Brooder

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    We are new to the chicken world. We bought 3 chicks about 3 almost 4 weeks old from the feed store. They didn't have a breed we wanted to get in stock but we saw some there today picking up some food. If we got these 3 chicks Monday would they have established a pecking order within the 5 days they have been together? There hasn't been much pecking or fighting or anything but one definitely rules the feeder. The new one would only be 2 weeks old. Would you keep it sperated before introducing them or have the 3 chicks not been together long enough to establish who's queen bee anyway? Or is adding another one at this point more of a headache then it is worth. Thanks for any help!
     

  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

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    That young they will be fine.
     
  3. dskullz

    dskullz In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I went and picked up the chick today and they are doing great, they didn't even bat an eye at a new addition. Thanks again for your help!
     
  4. eggbert420

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  5. Sunny-Side Up

    Sunny-Side Up Turn towards the sun & the shadows fall behind you Premium Member

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    Yeah, adding them that early is perfectly all right.
    But if you add more when they're older,
    be really careful with diseases and the pecking order.
     
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