Can I put a super-late hatcher in with the 3 day olds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Emilys3guppies, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one final coturnix quail egg hatching tonight...it's zipping now. I was gonna toss them in the am but there it goes. LOL.

    Anyway, I have 3 that hatched on Tuesday morning. These babies just seem so huge already, compared to what they were!

    I have them in a 20gal tank, so seems like lots of space for the 4 of them for now. Should I segregate a section off for him for a few days?

    Thanks for the advice!
    Emiliy
     
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go ahead and put him in and watch them a little bit -- my coturnix chix don't seem to have a problem, often I'll have hatches that last over several days. Last time I had a 3 day late chick with a bad foot, and they didn't harass him at all.
     
  3. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I mix mine quite often as I am terrible for doing staggered hatches. [​IMG]

    I've not lost a chick to bullying yet. [​IMG]
     

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