Can a 1 week old stay with a 4 week old?(Yes she can! now with pics :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by magicpigeon, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Aside from the problems with temperature, I was wondering whether it was advisable to keep a 1 month old Australorp with a 1 week old speckled sussex. They are both girls and I'm hoping, not aggressive. I know the Australorp will be much bigger, but I am only getting 2 chicks and the sussex might get lonely on its own. Would it be easier to keep them separate (I have a 7 week old light sussex that might become friends with the australorp) or keep them together? In my experience with silkies, the older ones don't mind the younger ones at all but I know not all birds are as nice..[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Best I can suggest is give it a try. Since both will be entering a new environment, it may work. If not have two pens ready and seperate them if physical damage takes place.
     
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7week Japs with 6, 5 and 3 week Japs with them. I just added a 2 day old baby.
    Just watch them and separate if things go a bit too rough.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have done it with week olds and 6 week olds without any problems.
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Yeah, I put them together today [​IMG] It went fine! I still am going to double check later, but what I saw just then was a tiny fluffy but poking out of a larger, black butt [​IMG] It looks like I've got a young mummy [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Glad it's working out well!
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Here are the pics [​IMG]

    SUSSEX:


    WILL REPOST THIS ONE...
    eta heeeheheh, accidentally left the car's numberplate on [​IMG]



    AUSTRALORP:


    [​IMG]


    TOGETHER:


    [​IMG]
     
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  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    I have done it before also, with happy chicks in the end. [​IMG]
     
  9. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gives me a bit of hope. I have a 4.5 and 5.5 and I was CONSIDERING adopting another because I will need to rehome the one who turned out to be a roo!
     

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