divide brooder for Wednesday/Friday chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by azahn, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. azahn

    azahn Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2012
    Northeast Texas
    Next week my day old chicks arrive from two different hatcheries. Should I divide the brooder into two different sections for the first few days until everyone is strong? I'm worried that the Wednesday chicks may pick on the Friday chicks. Suggestions?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Two days shouldn't make that much of a difference. Just watch them. And be ready, just in case....
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Absolutely NO need to separate them. That's not enough of an age difference to worry about. I have put 3 day old chicks in with two week old chicks, more than once.
  4. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Cooper, Texas
    Last chick season I added chicks up to two weeks apart. I watched them, but had no issues. Hopefully I'll be as lucky this year [​IMG]

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