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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by UrbanMama, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    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! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Shouldn't have a problem housing them together. I've added birds together as much as a month apart with no issues. Good luck.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    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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