Is It Okay to Mix Newborn Chicks With Older Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Slowerpoke, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Slowerpoke

    Slowerpoke In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2014
    Boulder City, NV
    This is my first time hatching chicks, so I dont know if there's an unspoken rule about mixing chicks that hatch on different days.

    My first two chicks weren't immediately mixed with the later born because they looked a little sick. But now that they seem just fine I put them together and they don't peck or cause problems. However now that I have more seemly healthy chicks come in and limited light/feeding space it would be a lot easier to put them all together and only separate them when something is noticeably wrong.

    These will be 4 day old chicks mixing with < 24 hour chicks and besides keeping them separate when weaker/sick can you put all newborn chicks together?
  2. JROD2010

    JROD2010 Hatching

    Sep 14, 2014
    Do you know how to raise baby chicks and ducklings together? I currently have two chicks and bought a couple ducklings. They are similar in size. They are currently separate. I also heard that ducklings can't get medicated food. The guy at the feed store was no help.

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