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introducing new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cosmomcnugget, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. cosmomcnugget

    cosmomcnugget In the Brooder

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    I have two 1 week old chicks. It is a very long story... but I am getting 3 more one day olds this week. I would like to combine all of them, and continue raising them all together. Is this reasonable?
     

  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    At this young age, you should be alright. There may be a few tiffs at the beginning, but they are so small they can hardly hurt one another so it should be fine. I have 5 weekers that I will be adding other 4 weekers to, and I'm worried about that. I know how it is as a chicky-mama! [​IMG]
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

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    This is a question I've been asking as well. I have 10 chicks that are 4 weeks old today and 5 that are 2 weeks old. The pecking order is already being established in the older group, so I was wondering what kind of gradual introduction would be best since I know the chicks will be under stress with the new ones coming into their clutch.
     

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