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. Chirping

    Jul 12, 2017
    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 I Live in The Cuckoo's Nest

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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 Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    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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