Adding baby chicks with baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Silkiehen, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I am thinking about getting some Silkies and EE. I have 12 chicks in the brooder, they are not even a week old yet. Can I add them or should I wait?
     
  2. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised my silkies apart from large breeds. For the EE if the are the same age or size.
     
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 24 chicks in the brooder, from 1-2 weeks old I have eggs set to hatch on or around this coming Wednesday, I'll keep them in the house brooder for a few days to make sure all is well and then they will go out to the box brooder with the others, give them a few weeks there then they can all go to the grow out pen together..
     

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