Chick Advice??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by willow13, May 14, 2009.

  1. willow13

    willow13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 rhode island reds that i got from my local grain store. they are between 8-9 days old, i think. they're wing feathers are growing in and a few tails are sprouting. there are two that are getting huge, the other four are still fairly small. I may be able to get 6 australorps from another local farm store. Would I be able to keep them in the same box as the RIRs even though they are younger (probably 2-4 days old). Or should they be seperate because of age and temp reqs, or should they just be seperate because they were from different stores?? If I do get them and they need to be kept seperate, when can they be put together? I would want them to get used to each other sooner rather than later though. Thanks.
     
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I think those are close enough in age to keep together!!! If you see them getting picked on then I would seperate them otherwise [​IMG]
     
  3. C_Dzchicks

    C_Dzchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 29, 2009
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    I'm brooding 6 right now and two of them are probably 2-3 weeks older than the younger ones and they're fine. They actually act a little bit like mother hens. You just want to make sure they aren't picking at them. Just monitory them and separate them if necessary. Should be fine.
     
  4. willow13

    willow13 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok cool thanks.
     

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