Can I put new chicks in with the others?

IggiMom

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I got 25 chicks from Estes last Friday. They are in a watermelon box.

I have 25 chicks coming from Ideal this Friday. I never did this before. Can I put them in with the Estes chicks, or do they need a new watermelon box?

Catherine
 

Lollipop

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With that many and only a week apart, it might work. Keep an eye on them for aggressors. Most hostility at any age is due to lack of recognition. In a young group that size, there may not be any problems yet.......Pop
 

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as long as they're somewhat close in size, and there's plenty of room, I'd just keep an eye on them. Good Luck!
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IggiMom

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Ok, thanks. I have raised many chicks before, but never got two bunches a week apart.

That watermelon box makes a GREAT chick corral!

Unless these Ideal chicks are really something special, I think in the future if I want chicks, I will go with Estes. I have really been happy with them.

Now, they did not put in any extras, but since none died, I am not complaining.

Well, one committed hari kari by getting its head stuck under the waterer. But I certainly cannot blame the hatchery for that.

My gosh that little Silkie chick that hatched yesterday is funny looking!

Catherine
 

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