CAN I MIX CHICKS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poulet, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

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    I have two chicks that are 11 days old I have three more on thier way out at this moment [​IMG] can I put them together or will the older ones pick on the little ones ?
    Plus I would have to keep the temp right for the little ones .
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  2. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

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    Keep them separate. Chickens do not take kindly to newcomers and though the 11 day olds look tiny to you, they are twice the size of the new ones and might kill them.
     
  3. It shouldn't be a problem, just watch them at first. I mixed 1 week olds and 3 week olds no problem. Keep the heat for the younger ones and they will all use it as they see fit.
     
  4. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Songster

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    Watch them for any problems. I mix mine and have not had any problems yet.
     

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