Introducing new chick to brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Birdwatcher804, May 18, 2017.

  1. Birdwatcher804

    Birdwatcher804 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2017
    East Tennessee
    I have 7 one-week-old chicks. I am wanting to add one more to my flock, but it would be from a different supplier. I can get one that is very close to the same age as mine. I am a new Mother Hen and am not sure if this is doable, or advisable. Or should I wait until my chicks are in their coop before trying to introduce a new chick?
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    I have no experience with adding new chicks to the brooder, but...
    At one week old and adding a newbie of the same age - IMO it is doable. But add a wire divider with separate feeder/waterer - and be ready to separate if you see a problem. At that young age, likely integration will not be difficult.

    Hopefully someone with experience will show up with their opine.
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