Blending chicks of different ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brianjamie, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. brianjamie

    brianjamie New Egg

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    Ok so next week we will be getting our order of 6 baby chicks. We went to the feed store to pick up some supplies and ended up buying a pair of Delaware pullets ( the Delaware are day. Olds ) my question is will I have problems with week old Delaware chicks beating up on my 6 new chicks next weekend when they arrive ?
     
  2. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Usually you can mix chicks under 4 weeks old, I usually stick with 3 weeks to 1 day old. I mix mine in the brooder. Day olds join those already in there then at two weeks they move to a separate brooder in the coop. I have some that hatched Saturday and the next Saturday new hatch will be joining them.
     

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