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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mama coop, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. mama coop

    mama coop Hatching

    Jun 20, 2016
    Post Falls ID
    Hi im mama coop and just started raising chicks incubating for the first time and out of 12 eggs 2 hatched however our power went out for 6 hours so had to transfer them to gmas house so im thinking the humidity dropped and shrink wrapped most of them so we did go buy 3 silkies. And currently incubating 9 was15 but out of 7 frizzle d'uccle only one was fertile and out of 8 leghorns all were fertile. So hopefully that one d,uccle hatches. So since the new ones will be weeks younger than our other chicks is it wise to brood them apart? And introduce them slowly to one another

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I would think that your approach to brooding them separately is a good idea.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I too agree that brood g them seperate would be a good idea. You can usually get away with adding new chicks up to about 2 weeks of age. By then they have in general established a pecking order. Adding newly hatched chicks to others over 2 weeks of age can cause problems because the smaller ones are so tiny.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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