integrating chicks one week apart

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rainbowgardens, May 1, 2009.

  1. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    I posted yesterday about my shipment of dying chicks. I had split the order with a friend.
    I'm getting replacements sent on Monday. I plan to give most of my surviving chicks to my friend this weekend, holding back 3 or four so my total with the replacements will be 15.
    Do you think there will be a problem combining these two batches together in the brooder box right away? Would the 3 or 4 one-week olds overpower the new ones? Should I separate them till they're a little older? Will it be harder to integrate them if I wait?

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  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    They will probably be fine, especially if they all look pretty much the same.
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I mix my chicks together all the time. They seem to do just fine if the older ones are under 2 weeks. Or if there is only a week to 10 days separating all ages.

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