Different aged chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by duckidaho, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. duckidaho

    duckidaho In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2009
    I bought chicks at a feed store. They get chicks every Thursday and I'm pretty sure some were last weeks and some were this weeks. At least some are twice as big as the others. Is this a problem, or will it become a problem? They all seem to have plenty of access to food and water. Some bullying, but not a lot. Thanks.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    As long as the older ones aren't picking on the younger ones you should be OK.

    We had three older ones last year who did pick on the younger ones a little Once the older onces hit four weeks, they got kicked out of the brooder until night time.
  3. minna

    minna Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    Nah, not a problem. I have my babies that hatched last week in the same brooder with the ones that hatched this week.
  4. foweler

    foweler Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    Chico, CA
    I got two girls four weeks and one at two last Saturday.
    I was worried about the little one getting picked on but once I got them in the coop and started watching them I noticed the little one was pecking at the eyes of the big ones. She earned the name Biache' for that.

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