Combining chicks from 2 different places

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Darklingstorm, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have already placed an order for BR day old chicks (via online) and they will be here in April. After doing some more research I thought it would be cool to get an EE ( for the blue eggs). I only want 1 EE chick, so I'm going to the feed store to see if they have any. They don't get any chicks in till March or April so they will be close in age (would be great if I could get them only days apart). My question is how long do I need to keep them separate (for health reasons)? How do you introduce them to each other?
     
  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine together as soon as they get home. They don't even notice at that age.
     
  3. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 8 chicks last weekend from the feed store, and I added another one from somewhere else yesterday. Acted like they all belonged together from day one.
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Call or email the place that you ordered from and see if you can add an EE chick to your order
     
  5. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wrote the hatchery tonight and asked if I could. As for adding others in I was wondering because I know you are supposed to quarantine all new comers so that you don't introduce a disease or illness to the whole flock. Wasn't sure about day old chicks though.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chicks don't count. They haven't lived long enough to be carriers of anything, like older chickens. You'll be fine.
     
  7. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for the info.[​IMG]
     

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