Combining two different aged batches of chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FeatherFluffer, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. FeatherFluffer

    FeatherFluffer In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2012
    Hi, so we just had a shipment of 4 chicks come in, and decided that we might want to add one or two from a feed store- however the feed store chicks are about a week old according to the store, and ours are only 2 or 3 days old Would it be a problem combining four day old chicks with one or two week old chicks?
  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    You shouldn't have any problems. But there may be a "ritual" peck on the head when the homies first meet the new comers. That should be the extent of it. They should all get along just fine.

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