chick fight

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by love4mychick, May 3, 2009.

  1. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    i read that you can not put two diffrent age chicks together becasue they will fight and try to kill eachother.
    like a 2week old and a 4 week old cant be put together if this is true please telll me thank you
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    It can be done, but it's a slow process. I usually put them in the same brooder, older chicks at the cooler end and younger chicks at the warmer end- but they need to have space to get close to or away from the heat lamp. I use a baking rack, old refrigerator shelf or old closet shelf to separate them.

    After a week or two, I let them start mixing together, but only when supervised! Eventually, they start to get along, usually after a month or so.

    BUT if you are bringing in chicks from a different source.... you need to quarantine them, in case they are carrying disease or parasites.

    It's a hassle, any way you look at it. Good luck!

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