chicks of different ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sashurlow, May 23, 2010.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So on friday we got two barred rocks but our 4 buff orphintons will not be available till "next week". I've had some people warn me about possible issues. Should we buy another feeder and water-er? How long will it take for their growth to catch up?
    thanks,
    scott
     
  2. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the ages? I have several ages in my brooders right now ranging from 4-2 weeks. I also have some of the smaller 2 week olds in with the newly hatched without any problems.
     
  3. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think 1 week age diff will matter much. 1 month, yes. 1 week, prob not an issue
     
  4. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I have a bunch of chicks age 1 week to 3 weeks and all are doing fine!
     
  5. abanjaf

    abanjaf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just integrated my 5 week old BANTAMS with my 8 week old STANDARDS. Kept a partition up so they could see and interact with one another for about 2 weeks. Pecking by the older (and much larger) crew was initially a problem (hence the partition), but have managed to peacefully coexist now:) I allow this whole group to free range with the adults in the evenings. "The grownups" are surprising well-behaved with the babies:)
     

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