Adding day old chicks to 12 day old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ilovechickens, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    West Central Wisconsin
    Hello, I received my first batch of chicks on April 7th, and I have 3 RIR's coming tomorrow, I just moved my 21 to a larger brooder (swimming pool) so that they have plenty of room, what kind of problems if any can I expect?[​IMG]
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I hate to tell you, but if you didn't raise them yourself the new ones should be quarantined a month or so. It's the only way to protect them from imported disease. Sorry. [​IMG]
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I don't think you should expect any problems. Almost 2 weeks ago I added 2 day old chicks to my 3 1/2 week old chicks. No problems whatsoever. I definitely would keep a close eye on everyone for the first day or two. Other than that be sure that your new little ones are eating and drinking. Good Luck!
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    You know, if I put my chicks in my swimming pool, they'd probably drown and I'd end up having to fish them out. [​IMG].

    It's difficult when you mix birds that are more than 2 weeks apart.

    ... makes it hard fer the yung uns.
  5. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    I added 7 old chicks to 14 day old chicks before and had no problem at all.

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