Chicks with other chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chadr7850, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. chadr7850

    chadr7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2011
    I was wondering if I can add my new 1 day chicks with my about 2 week old chicks without they hertig each other
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chances are very good you can do that.

    I mix different aged chicks in the brooder all the time. I just watch them closely for the first few hours, then pretty regularly for the first few days, specifically to see if they are able to get to food and water and aren't being crowded out by the older chicks.

    I would be happier if the younger chicks were at least 2, 3 days old, first, so they have their balance and agility going well for them. They WILL get bowled over by the larger chicks when those take off running in the brooder. But if they get up okay, they learn to get out of the way.

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