I must be ill - I just bought 10 MORE chicks this morning!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kelly G, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Last Thursday (Feb19) I got my shipment of 16 chicks from Ideal...and I was thrilled! They are perfect! I immediately placed my order for 10 more (which I wish I'd done with the first order!) and they advised me they would ship on April 15. That was going to mean that my chicks were going to be 8 weeks apart and difficult to integrate - as much trouble as integrating any adult group of chickens. BOOO!!!! I did not want that headache!

    So, today, my feed store had some lovely RIR chicks - and 10 of them came home with me [​IMG] ! They are just one week younger than the chicks I just got from Ideal - but the size difference is startling!

    Anyway, they are all together in the "nursery" and everyone is getting along just fine! I'm thrilled!

    What is the age in which "prejudices" kick in? At what age do chicks become suspicious of new introductions?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I think after they are about 8 weeks or so new ones wouldn't be welcome. You sound like me - now we have 9 hatching in the next few weeks. [​IMG]
     
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Oh, I will have hatchlings about four weeks apart. you think they can go together? That would be a GREAT relief.... so I dont have to get two brooders...waterers...feeders....lights.....etc,etc,etc....
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    4 weeks apart, I would try it and see how the older ones act. It may be fine. I just know that by 8 weeks they are a flock and don't like interlopers....
     
  5. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    welcome to chickaholics (CA) we meet everyday allday, [​IMG]
    i just hatched 18, with 15 due in week and half , and 12 due in 16 days. [​IMG]
     
  6. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week I went to the feed store and came home with 5 chicks, went back 3 days later and got 4 more..............went back today and got 6 more!!!!!!! These are a week younger. Everyone seems to be getting along great, but, you are so correct about the startling size difference. They are all very cute. Two are very small and a little slow, not sure about them, but I couldn't leave them being jostled around by all of the other ones, they were just too small and toooo cute. We'll see. Good luck with yours!!
     
  7. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Gotta run to WalMart...will pass the feedstore on the way back....I might stop in and JUST LOOK at the peeps...test my discipline...will let y'all know how it goes...
     
  8. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    For five days I have been trying to work up the courage to go to the feed store to look for some sort of trays for my incubator but haven't be successful. I know that they got their chick shipment in, and don't know if I have the will power. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I was weak...I caved in to the cuteness...in 5 months, I'll have 2 dozen eggs a day!!!

    This is all very bad - and very good!
     
  10. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Are you gonna "LOOK" at the chicks all the way home? LOL Good Luck with restraint.
     

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