Is It Okay to Mix Newborn Chicks With Older Chicks?

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

  1. Slowerpoke

    Slowerpoke Out Of The Brooder

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    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 New Egg

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    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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