Beginner With Baby Chicks. Can I Introduce Baby Chicks One Week Apart?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by laurelmey, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. laurelmey

    laurelmey New Egg

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    I am a beginner with 8, three day old chicks. I would like to get two more chicks next week. Supplier did not have the breeds I wanted all at the same time. Is it okay to put the new chicks with the chicks I have already had for one week? How would I introduce them??? Thank you!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, you can mix week and two week old chicks with no problems. Generally the pecking order is not begining to form until week 2 or 3. So you will be safe. Just leave the temp at 90 when you add the newer babies and work the temp down by 5 degrees after new babies are 1 full week old.

    Enjoy all your new chicks!! If you have any questions about them along the way, feel free to ask around the forums. Welcome to our flock!
     
  3. laurelmey

    laurelmey New Egg

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    Thank you TwoCrows! I am excited about the new chicks and thankful for this great online resource of chicken lovers!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks :celebrate Raising chicks is a fantastic experience. I'm sure you will enjoy this new adventure. Good luck with adding your new ones and be sure to ask any other questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy your new babies and BYC :frow
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock [​IMG]
     
  10. laurelmey

    laurelmey New Egg

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    TwoCrows, You were right! Got my two day old chicks today and put them in with my week old chicks and there have been no problems. Thank you!
     
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