can I put new chicks in brooder w old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flossyandprissy, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. We got three chicks yesterday and two more are coming on wed. Can I put the two new with the three old? If not, how long til I can put them together? Thanks.
     
  2. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are all of them? If they are like sizes and ages, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  3. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    They will be a week apart. One weekers and day olds.
     
  4. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be okay. I have done it in the past with no problems what so ever. (Curse those chick days at tractor supply ;) ) as long as you have plenty of room for the new guys, I wouldn't worry about it. :D
     
  5. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good. Was worried about spreading an illness or something. Thanks!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well, that is a possibility depending on if the chicks came from different sources and if either are carrying anything.
     
  7. ARiesb

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    I hope I'm not hijacking this thread and if I need to start a new one please let me know. I got 10 Red Stars last Monday and lost 2. So I got 7 (raising some for a friend) Orpingtons today (blue and black). I put them together since they are all about a week to two weeks old. The Red Stars really took to pecking at them pretty bad. I separated them. Any suggestions?
     
  8. flossyandprissy

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    Im glad you mentioned that. Interested in responses.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    New thread with a good title would be appropriate, and get you more answers...or search 'integration'.
    Advanced Search>Titles Only> integration
     
  10. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    This is the typical reaction of chicks that are at least one to two weeks older than their brooder mates.
     

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