Combining Mixed Age Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bigredfeather, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two batches of chicks that are 13 days apart in age. Six of the chicks are 24 days old and 15 chicks that are 11 days old. They are currently in the same brooder with a wire partition seperating them.

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    I am wanting to remove the divider at some point. Would it be okay to combine them now, or should I wait a little longer before merging?
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am wondering the samething just add a few together and watch i guess

    pm if you get a good answer
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  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    You can always try it and keep an eye on them. I am sure they will be fine the age gap isn't that much. If they have a huge problem (which I doubt) you could always just seperate them again.
     
  5. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I like your brooding box. I am no expert but I think it would be OK to merge them. I would try it & watch them.
     

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