Adding new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jetrock, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. jetrock

    jetrock Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie to the chick world. My chicks are coming in 2 stages. I have 6 2 week old chicks. I have 10 more arriving this week. 2 weeks different? is that too much. Help![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the temperament of the first set, I have had some that combined well and were 3-4 weeks apart, and some that were only a week apart, that fought like rival gangs over "TURF"

    I would be really watchfull if trying to add dayolds with couple weeks old, since the youngest will still be trying to learn food/water while the older will be ready to start a pecking order. I would sudjest letting the youngest ones have a week by themselves before trying to join with others.
     

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