Integrating chicks who are 3 weeks apart

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Felicitas, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 19 chicks in a brooder, born on New Years' Eve and New Years' Day, and eggs in the 'bator due around the 23rd. We will hopefully have our coop finished around the time the second group of chicks are due to hatch, so we plan to put the older chicks in the coop with their heat lamp. Would it be best to brood the younger chicks outside in the coop, too (in a separated area, of course) so that they older chicks can start getting used to the younger ones right away? Or, does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to go about this?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Because they are so close in age, I would seperate them, yet have them visible to each other for about a week and then put them together. I think they should be fine with that.
  3. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I had hoped - thanks!

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