introducing chicks to chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by atr04screw, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. atr04screw

    atr04screw Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2011
    I have some little chicks, 4 plymouth rocks and 1 blue cochin, and they are about 2 weeks old. In about a week or two, a friend is going to bring me some week old chicks for me to raise for him. Do I have to worry about the bigger ones picking on the little ones?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I would definitely keep on eye on the new babies being introduced. I have heard that you can safely introduce new babies when the original ones are still 2 weeks old, as about this time the pecking order is starting to be established. [​IMG]

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