is a 2 week age difference too much?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EmeraldClutch, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. EmeraldClutch

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    I have two different breeds of chick I want to get but one is available now and the other wont be available for a couple weeks. is that too far apart to have in the brooder together?
     
  2. Jensownzoo

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    Hasn't been for me. The standards did pick on the banties so I had to separate, but otherwise I have a two week span and there were no issues.
     
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    yay! thank you!
     
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    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do recommend providing a distraction when you add them together. Maybe a tunnel to run through, marbles to kick around, or a bird toy to peck at. Makes the new additions a lot less interesting.
     
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    thanks, I have a little mirror and I can add a new shelf easily enough
     

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