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Can i introduce day old chicks to a two week old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ninjascrub69, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my hatch didnt go as well as i hoped and only one hatched. I dont want him to be alone while he's growing up (he has a mirror and stuffed animal right now) and the local feed store is gunna start selling chicks soon, but he's already a week and a half old. Should i buy more chicks, or will he hurt them?
     
  2. AuntJenny

    AuntJenny Out Of The Brooder

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    I added to ours and they were a little over 2 weeks apart and did fine.

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    Little one is a buff orp and the big one is an EE
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have chicks from different hatches brooding together, as much as 3.5 weeks apart. They're fine.

    Yours will be fine, too.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, I've done the same and have had them 4 weeks apart and still be fine. I was so scared for the little ones, and it was so funny, the little ones would just run right under the bigger ones and come out the other side.
     

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