Buying chicks a week apart - how to integrate?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CarolJ, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I am planning my chick purchases for the fall. Because of availability, I will get some of them one week, and the others the next week. Will I be able to put all the chicks together as soon as I get the second shipment? Some chicks will come from a hatchery and others will come from private breeders.
     
  2. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, IMO a week apart and that young it is fine to put them right together.
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree with above post. 1 wk won't make a difference at all for intergration problems.
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've successfully paired chicks that were two weeks apart. You shouldn't have any problems.
     
  5. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Great! Thanks for the information. Putting them together would simplify my life. LOL!
     
  6. spikesowner

    spikesowner Out Of The Brooder

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    What about three weeks apart? I have ncw chicks coming tomorrow and I have three week ones in the brooder
     
  7. hrhta812

    hrhta812 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got three adult hens and want to add a rooster/cockerel. What is the best way to do that?
     

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