Can I have a 2-3 week old chick put in with day- old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Busterchicken, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Busterchicken

    Busterchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title says it all


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    Mystery breed, can u guess?
     
  2. IChickenGirl

    IChickenGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm. Partridge Rock?

    I would say no. They need different heating temperatures, and bullying could happen.
     
  3. Busterchicken

    Busterchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but this one is all alone and she's a bantam, whereas the day olds are standared and if she gets hot she could move away, it's a pretty big brooder

    speckled sussex + american game??? Gender ideas?
     
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I would say they will be fine together as long as you keep an eye on them at first to make sure there's no bullying, but the age difference isn'tteally enough for pecking order problems.
     
  5. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done it... 4 week olds with 1 week olds...They do fine, I watched them for a bit.. Silly BO's kept trying to sit on the babies :)
     
  6. gatorshark75

    gatorshark75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any time you put different ages together be mindful of the size difference that's all ya got to do
     
  7. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 21 chicks and they range in age from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. I watched them when I first put them together. They did fine and are still doing fine.
     
  8. WickeeChickee

    WickeeChickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm actually going to be doing that today. Have one week old bantams and have to standards born yesterday. The newly hatched are already bigger than the others. I'm just waiting for the babies to get stable on their feet. My brooder is seven feet long and two feet wide with the heat lamp on one end. Plenty of room if someone gets too warm.
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I put in the broilers and regulars together, they were a week apart- but one layer is a runt. If anything the layers use the broilers to launch themselves on top of the feeders. THe only time theres is bullying is when they are all outside in the day pen during warm weather and the pekin ducklings are in. THey will harass chickens that come to "their " side.
     

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