Adding new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DaveK88, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. DaveK88

    DaveK88 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    Killingly Ct.
    We got our new chicks 4 days ago and we really love them. Unfortunatly we lost 2 in the first 2 days and are now down to 4. we are going to get another 6 this week ( the minimum we can buy in CT.) My question is can I put the new chicks in the same brooder with the original 4 or should they be seperate? The difference in age should should only be about a week or so.
  2. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2011
    Westminster, SC
    It should be fine to put them together. I bought some EE's one week and got more the next week and put them all together. They settled in fine and the first ones didnt pay any attention to the new ones.
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma

    It should be fine to mix the chicks with in 2 weeks of age give or take. I have 6 3 week old ameraucana's with 20 4-5 week old Rhode Island Reds and they are getting along fine!!!

    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Welcome, and I usually buy chicks every week in spring for about three weeks before I get everything I am looking for, I put the new ones in with the others and every thing went well.
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    [​IMG] They should be fine . It's only when they get older and have developed a pecking order that u run into problems
  6. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    They'll be fine, I purposefully picked out 2 chicks from a breeder, yesterday, that were about the same size the ones I had at home. They all are doing great, however my previous 6 chicks were scared of the feathers on the new frizzle. They settled down before bed time and were all sleeping near each other.

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