Can I put 2 month olds with 6 month olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NewHobbyForMe, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will the 6 months old hurt the smaller ones?? Please help. I am running out of room, until I can get a bigger coop.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I think it would be pretty dangerous for the younger ones. Keep them separate to keep them happy! Mixing different ages tends to be a bad idea.
     
  3. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would also advise against this, chicks at those ages are living two different words, the 6 month olds may harrass the 2 month olds pretty badly.
     
  4. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for replying.
     
  5. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can, but you will likely regret it! The 6mo will harass, and could kill the smaller ones. You fell into the chicken trap of getting more before you had the place to keep them when they grew up! (I did this too....) It is better to keep the smaller ones in cramped quarters & clean more often while you upgrade your coop(s), than mix them together.
     
  6. texas_is_home

    texas_is_home Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't do it. Your 6 month old chicks will end up killing the younger ones.
     

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