How should I introduce differently aged chicks to each other?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sarah B., Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Sarah B.

    Sarah B. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got one chick currently. She's a week and five days old. I'm buying two one week old chicks as company for her the day after tomorrow. I'm just wondering how I should introduce them, should I do it slowly? Dump them in together because there's so little age difference? They're all Icelandic Chickens btw. This is my first time so I'm a bit nervous.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Put them together. If there's aggression than separate by a fence for a few days. Generally chicks under 3 weeks accept new ones, but some make trouble.
     
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  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

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    Just toss them in with each other like a salad. At that age, there shouldn't be any issues. Expect the new ones to get a peck on the head in "greeting". It's just how chicks roll.
     

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