Can I put 5 one day old serama chicks with 15 two week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kitty135, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Kitty135

    Kitty135 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    I've been considering getting 5 serama bantam chicks. The only problem is that I'm not sure if I will be able to mix them with my 15 two week old chicks? Oh and if helps, I have 5 RIR, 5 buff Orpington, 2 light brahmas, 1 red star, 1 silver laced Wyandotte, and 1 barred rock. They are all pullets except for one if the brahmas, which we expect may be a rooster. Is it safe to mix?! Help!
  2. Kitty135

    Kitty135 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    I have mixed these ages before but not with bantams. You will need to monitor the situation carefully. There will need to be plenty of room in the brooder and the temperature needs to be right so they don't pile up. Also observe how the older chicks respond to the new additions. There cannot be any pecking or other behaviors like preventing the little guys from eating. Still not sure about the bantams though. [​IMG]
  4. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky

    NO, those little bitty chicks will get squished. Keep them separate, I'd keep them in a tote in my house using heavy duty paper towels as bedding for at least a week or two. It is hard to mix different size birds and different ages, the older, bigger ones will be too much for the little ones. Right now in my in-house brooder for bantams, I have added just hatched reg sized chicks, but they will go to a different brooder after 3 days, when they can be on shavings for bedding. Good luck! HenZ
  5. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    No way seramas are too small! Keep them seperate . If they were all 5days old I would not have a problem if they had a large enough area.

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