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I'm about to get my first chicks and I dont want to make a mistake

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Snow Rose, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Snow Rose

    Snow Rose New Egg

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    So here's my dilemma:

    I live in San Francisco and am only allowed to have four chickens. Because of this fact, I have spent many hours researching what breeds I want to own. I found a local store that has three of the four chicks I would like to raise, but the fourth breed (Welsummer) is more difficult to find. I have found two breeders in the area that have Welsummers, but the hatch date of these breeders is two weeks after the other chicks I plan on getting. One of the breeders said this:

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    And the other breeder said this:


    Quote: So, I guess I'd like to know if it's a bad idea to get a chick that is two weeks younger than the other three. Any advise is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    On here it is usually considered safe to mix chicks of different ages, as long as they are all under 4 weeks.
     
  3. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I mix chicks of different ages quite often. Not usually one chick but thats because I cant help myself. I would agree younger then 4 weeks old shouldnt be an issue. They just run around together, it should be ok.
     
  4. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first six are just now 7 weeks.

    My new six are 2 weeks. Is that bad to mix the two after the newbies feather out?
     
  5. waterchicken

    waterchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have also put diff aged chicks together -- never had a problem. [​IMG]
     
  6. Snow Rose

    Snow Rose New Egg

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    Thanks all!

    I am much more confident in mixing my chicks [​IMG]
     

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