Can I mix different aged chicks in the same cage?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sgeier, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. sgeier

    sgeier New Egg

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    I have 4 chicks that are a month old and will have 6 new chicks that will be a week old coming in on Thursday. Can I put these ladies together, or will the older chicks pick on the newbies?
     
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  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There will probably be problems if you mix them right now. The week olds will probably get picked on heavily. My general rule is not to mix chicks beyond a week in age difference.
     
  3. jennylynn86

    jennylynn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 1/2 week old EE and just added 3 silkie bantums that are only a few days old.. The lil ones actually went after the bigger ones but settled quite nicely together and lay with each other! So I think they should be fine..
     
  4. jennylynn86

    jennylynn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I miss read, I thought yours were a week apart, so I am not sure in that case..
     

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