Chicks a week apart.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Araucana16, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2013
    Denver, CO
    I am planning on getting 8 chicks from the feed store at three separate dates.

    So on date one (March 31st), I would get the speckled sussex and an EE.
    Then on date two (April 7th), two EE's, one BLRW, and one ancona.
    On the third date (April 28th), an RIR and a dark brahma.

    I am wondering two things.

    (one) Would it be safe to get only two chicks on two dates? I'm worried that I get two that will look perfectly healthy and then one will die, and the other would be raised alone. Since I am planning on putting date one and two chicks together to be raised, I could always get a third chick on date three (they have cuckoo marans! [​IMG]) and then if one dies, I have a backup.
    (two) Would it be okay if after I bring the second batch of chicks home, I just put them with the first?

    Thank you all for your help!

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