age mixing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carousel, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure this has been asked 1000 times.
    I will have about 8 - 7 week old chicks
    About 26 2.5 week old chicks.
    I have a dog run AKA brooder in the garage that I can make 4x12' if I work at it 6x12'
    could these 34 odd chicks all share that space? given the age difference?
    the 26 chicks in the house are getting a big cramped in their 30" by 5.5' brooder.

    I would love to get the older chicks outside, but I just don't think it is warm enough yet for 7 week old chicks. I think they are going to have to wait another week.
    CS
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Can you divide the dog run/brooder in the garage? That way you could keep them separated until the little ones are a bit bigger.
     
  3. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a pretty good idea

    I just might be able to do that.

    still trying to figure out a good way to KEEP all the shavings in, I suppose I could go buy some tarps.

    Then when the older ones go outside it wil be more room for the younger ones.
    cs
     

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