Chicks of different ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brianjamie, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. brianjamie

    brianjamie New Egg

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    I have two sets of chicks that a one weeks different in age if I put them in the same brooder will I have problems ? They are one week old thanks
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    While a week is not always a big deal, in certain circumstances it can make a big difference -- what breed(s) are the chicks? Are they large fowl or bantam - if both are the bantams the older or younger of the two groups? What is the total floor space of the brooder, how many feed/water stations are present and how many chicks total are involved? Are your chicks newly hatched and one week old or one week old and two weeks old?
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now in my brooder I have 3 chicks that are 2 weeks old, 2 chicks that are 1 week old, and 10 chicks that are 3 days old. They all seem to be getting along just fine! [​IMG]
     

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