adding to our brooder~quick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by humboldtpeeps, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. humboldtpeeps

    humboldtpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone [​IMG]
    I have a 'newbie' question about adding chicks to the brooder- we had bought four of our chicks last Friday with the plan of adding another chick a week later.
    However, I didn't realize that they would grow so fast- our week old chicks seem HUGE compared to how they were when they arrived and now I'm worried about adding a 2 day old chick.

    We are going to pick up our little Australorp tomorrow- Is there anything I should watch out for, or anything I can do to help them all get along with each other?
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have added chicks at various times, all the way up to 3 weeks difference. The littlest will probably be bowled over a few times by the larger chicks, but it will be fine. Just spend time watching - like that would be hard to do! - to make sure the others let it get to food and water.
     

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