I have 20 chicks bought 2-10 and...

Crs1

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I want to get 10 more today. 17 days later. My question is do I need to seperate them?
will the older chicks bully or peck the new chicks?
Thanks
Connie
oh and 1 more question different subject
I have a barred rock that is “molting“? Is it to late in the season for that or should I
look for a different reason
Thanks again
 

BarnhartChickens98

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I wouldn't put them together, even if they don't mean to the big chicks will probably trample the little ones. when the young ones are 4-5 weeks i would say they would be fine to be together.
As for the molting question i have a few hens molting now, the weather in PA is really messing with them. I wouldn't be concerned unless it is reaaaally cold.
 

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I want to get 10 more today. 17 days later. My question is do I need to seperate them?
will the older chicks bully or peck the new chicks?
I would keep them separated by wire but right next to each other.
At least for a few days, then try to integrate them.
Pics of your brooder set up might help here.

oh and 1 more question different subject
I have a barred rock that is “molting“? Is it to late in the season for that or should I
look for a different reason
Thanks again
Start a new thread for this here:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/managing-your-flock.2/
 
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