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Caring for older chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MollyKi, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. MollyKi

    MollyKi New Egg

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    I'll be getting chicks soon and I'm told they should be put into the coop until they are 6 weeks old or so. Should I separate them as they grow, or can they all stay in the same tub until they go to the coop?
     
  2. guardrail

    guardrail Out Of The Brooder

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    I would keep them together as long as you have enough room. How many are you getting? What size brooder do you have?
     
  3. MollyKi

    MollyKi New Egg

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    I'm getting about 15. I'll be putting them in a large plastic tote. How will I know if they're crowded?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  4. guardrail

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    You definitely have enough room for the first 3-4 weeks. They grow pretty fast. If they seem happy and are not pecking at one another you should be fine. I didn't check to see where you live. If you are In a warmer climate you may be able to move them to a coop with a light after that. If not you may need a couple totes until they get fully feathered at week 8.
     
  5. MollyKi

    MollyKi New Egg

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    Thank you!
     

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