Do you need a seperate brooder for.....


Gone Country....
11 Years
Sep 27, 2008
I'll have at least two seperate hatches about a week apart...Do each of these hatches need seperate brooders?

Also, we'll end up with a mixed flock of purebreed silkies, polish, bantams and standard sizes...can they all co-exist happily or do they need seperate housing?

Thanks so much for any info!
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the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
Adair Co., KY
Quote:I have problems with chicks a few days different pecking each other! I would wait until they are good and fluffy. Mine after a few days get along well.

As far as when they are grown, since they will be brooded together, I wouldn't worry, but if you want to get pure bred eggs from them, then you will definitely need to seperate them eventually. I would watch them though, the standard sized roos could kill a bantam hen, if they try to breed them.

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