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
    Massachusetts
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    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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