Can you combine two orders of chicks in a brooder?


13 Years
Jul 8, 2010
I have 7 baby chicks coming from a hatchery the week or June 9 and about a dozen coming from another hatchery the week of June 16. So they will arrive about one week apart.

Can I put the two groups together in the same brooder?

I had heard if they are not different in ages of more than two weeks, they can be combined. I have also heard that at one week, they can be safely combined.
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I don't see any reason why you can't. I did, so I have some chicks which are now 10 weeks, some 9, and some 8, all living happily together out in their coop and run just as they did the brooder.

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