Getting chicks one week apart

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the lemon tree, May 13, 2009.

  1. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be rehoming one of my chicks that I'm pretty sure will turn out to be a rooster and will replace him with a day old of the same breed. I already have three other chicks, all about 5-7 days old. If I add the newbie to the brooder, would it be a big problem temperature wise? Also, will the others bully the new one?

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  2. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chickens that are 3 different ages. From 3 weeks to 7 weeks. There has been no problems. I got them at separate times within a week or so apart. I am keeping them together because I don't want any trouble when they get older. They are all so sweet to each other. Hopefully it stays that way. They are in a 55 gallon aquarium with a screen top. I have the light over 1 side so the older ones can stay on the other side if they are too warm.

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  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive added 4 or 5 different flocks of different ages of chicks to one brooder and besides the 1rst day of getting run over (watch to make sure this doesnt get too bad) they all get along happily [​IMG]
     
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