Adding younger chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Emily77, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Fabulous! :clap

    As far as the chick integration - really its just a crap shoot and depends on your chicks. They may become best buds, or the bigger ones may be territorial. Give it a shot, and see how it goes, just keep a close watch in the beginning, and expect possible injuries/losses. Worst case, you section off an area just for the little ones, until they get big enough to integrate themselves...
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Every so often a brooder idea comes along that's so different and just, well, wow!! When they're done with it, take it outside, shake it out, turn it inside out and wash it down. Wow!
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  3. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    I've done a 3-week spread. It worked fine for me. The little ones will get stepped on here and there but the older ones aren't likely to be territorial yet at 3 weeks. I'd agree that you should watch and be prepared to intervene if you see something alarming but ample room and a range of temperature might be enough to save you from having to integrate after the hormones start.

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