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Can I house my new Buff Orps chicks with my almost 2 week old Isa Browns in the same brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by njhaineswv, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. njhaineswv

    njhaineswv New Egg

    Mar 23, 2015
    This past Sunday (March 22), the DH and I bought 8 straight run Isa Brown from TSC. A close friend of our will be picking up 6 Buff Orpingtons 2-3 day old pullets (from a breeder she knows) for us. Can I house them in the same brooder?
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My Coop
    I had a 3 week age span in my brooder without any issues.
  3. SJchickens

    SJchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Generally, you can mix different ages of chicks as long as the size difference isn't dramatic. Just make sure you have enough time to spend a few hours keeping an eye on them. If the new chicks are being bullied to the point of endangerment, separate them. (note, the new birds can bully the old birds, too)
  4. njhaineswv

    njhaineswv New Egg

    Mar 23, 2015
    Thanks! These mindful suggestions have helped my mind at ease. :)
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015

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