Can I add new chicks in with my 5 day old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by finnleyjo, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. finnleyjo

    finnleyjo Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    It looks like I am going to be getting a couple of EE chicks today. I currently have 8, five day old chicks in my brooder. Can I add the new chicks in with them, or do I need to have two brooder boxes?
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    id moniter it, if i did do it.
  3. dani2

    dani2 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Hi we have mixed different ages before just watch them for a little bit make sure everyone is going to get along [​IMG]
  4. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    We did, but we watched carefully, all the chicks seem to get along and some of them are diff. ages..... we also added 2 baby turkeys in with are chicks and that did not work out at all. the baby turkeys were the same size as most of the chicks but still they were mean little bullies. They kept pecking at all the chicks and even when a chick was sitting on a branch we have in their cage one of the turkeys would go up to the chick and kept pecking his feet and anywhere else they could so we seperated them.
  5. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Oh uh! NEVER put turkey chicks with chicken chicks! Chickens carry blackhead disease... they are pretty resistant to it, but it can Kill turkeys very quickly!
  6. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

    Sep 23, 2008
    Roanoke, Illinois
    I have done this with chicks as long as the younger ones really outnumber the older versa and the older ones pick on and beat up on the younger ones.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  7. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    so your not supposed to mix baby turkeys with baby chicks then? We did it at first but also at the hatchery we went to they had them all in the same cage mixed together, now im confused lol
  8. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2007
    Kalispell, Montana
    This year my husband brought home 9 bantam day old chicks. 7 days later he brought home 2 barred rock day old chicks. 7 days later he brought home 3 day old chicks.. We put them in with the others and had no problems at all. No pecking or anything. We do have quite a large cardboard brooder box. This allows me to put the heat lamp in and let everyone hang out in the temperature area that they find most comfortable.

    All 14 are in there and doing great. Some are fully feathered and some are still little newbies. :

    good luck to you!
  9. tazzy

    tazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    We had fifteen 11-day-old chicks and we added 19 new chicks yesterday, and another 25 today. They're all getting along fine. We watched them carefully and made sure the bigger chicks weren't picking on the newbies before we left them alone.

    Today, everyone is doing fine together and introducing the additional 25 this morning went without a hitch.
  10. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I tried to add 6 little bantam cochin mixes to 6 little silkies. It didnt go well. The silkies kept pecking at the little ones and they are only 4 days apart. What bullies! I didnt have any luck but you should try and watch them closley. Others have had great success.

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