Combining Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    We have 9 sweet babies that turned one week old on Monday. I have 9 more babies coming in the mail this Thursday or Friday. Can I add the the 9 new babies with my existing flock or will I need to seperate them? I want them to grow up together, so they're all friends! [​IMG] Thanks for the advice!!
  2. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    I'm not an expert but I successfully added new chicks with my week old TSC chicks with no problem. Just watch them to make sure the new ones are getting to eat and drink and are not getting overly picked upon. Good luck.
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I had three batches that I combined the first one had 3 frizzles and two ??s from the flea market, the second(a week later) from MMM, Then third third a week after that from Ideal. The last order I put in a small bin in the box with the rest for a few days before I let them mingle. All get along fine.
  4. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I did the exact same thing and i added them. They all did fine together.
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Thanks for the advice! Can't wait to get our babies.

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