Different Age Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BaileyJean, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    My Coop
    We have chicks that were hatched a week and a 1/2 ago. We also had chicks that were hatched today. One the new chicks are dry and moving around, can they be put with the older chicks?
  2. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    This might result in a bit of pecking as the pecking order is established. Perhaps you could split the brooder into two compartments first and let them all get used to living with one another. However, it should be okay, as the age difference is not so much bigger. (And make sure your brooder is big enough for everyone!)

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