introducing new chicks to other chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by e_roehm23, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. e_roehm23

    e_roehm23 New Egg

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    We currently have 4 baby chicks approx. 2.5 weeks old. I want to get 4 more nb's this week. Will I be able to put them all together at once, or will I have to introduce them slowly?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    How old will the new chicks be?
     
  3. e_roehm23

    e_roehm23 New Egg

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    They'll be about 3 days old.
     
  4. Number7hen

    Number7hen Out Of The Brooder

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    We brought home 2 Bantam chicks, and introduced them to our 2 week old Buff's. We were concerned at first, but when we put them in they didn't show any aggression, just curiosity, and are doing just fine, but they do get stepped on a lot. [​IMG]
     
  5. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do it slowly, especially since the new chicks will be younger. If the older ones show any sign of aggression, put the babies in a seperate brooder.
     

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