Combining flocks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Amyh, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I combine 2 five week old chicks with chicks that are only a few days old?

    I know it's dangerous to combine chicks with older birds, but are five week olds considered "older"?
     
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say wait. The ones that are a few days old are still so small and I worry about competition for food, etc. and they are still fragile. The 1st few weeks are critical for proper development.
     

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