Can I put a week old chick in with new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dmoffett, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. dmoffett

    dmoffett Out Of The Brooder

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    Of the 26 chicks I ordered from McMurray last week only one survived. The order was lost in the mail and arrived 2 days late.
    One chick survived and is doing well. They are sending me another 28 chicks which should arrive tomorrow, fingers crossed.
    Is it OK to keep the week old chick in with the new chicks?
    This is my first time with chickens since I was a small child on my grandparents farm.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  2. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet it would be just fine. I'm sorry to hear you lost all those chicks. I lost 2 and got mine last week and it was so Trimble I could imagine finding a box of dead chicks. Oh man. But I think the week old chick should be fine with the newbies. They aren't that big at 1 week.
     
  3. Delilah1337

    Delilah1337 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will be ok to mix them. I have a new baby in with 4 chicks that are 2 weeks old, the baby just keeps to herself and the others dont bother with her. Im sorry to hear about your shipment, hopefully it doesnt happen again.
     
  4. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine.
     
  5. Bernard P. Fife

    Bernard P. Fife Out Of The Brooder

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    Very sorry to hear of your loss. I also think it would be fine! :D
     
  6. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatch chicks every week and will often move a few chicks from the previous weeks hatch in with the new babies. I find the older ones will help the new babies to find the food and water.

    Lanae
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Everybody will be just fine at those ages.
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  8. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about that either. Sounds like it is the best route to take for the "little survivor". You'll need to give that chick a special name for it's survivability. Good luck with the new batch coming. [​IMG]
     

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