Can I brood chicks next to 4 wk. olds if separated?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alhanse77, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Rexburg, ID
    Early this morning a dog wandered onto our property and killed our mama hen along with two of her day-old chicks. We have 5 remaining chicks. I was wondering if I could brood the chicks in the barn along with our four week-old chickens and turkeys if I separate them with hardware cloth? I figure this way they can share a brooding lamp and may eventually become a cohesive flock someday. Thoughts? Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

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