Different aged chicks?

duckidaho

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Jan 30, 2009
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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.
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
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11 Years
May 14, 2008
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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.
 

minna

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

foweler

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Mar 10, 2009
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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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