- Nov 5, 2011
I would say yes, it's better to get one closer in age...just watch them closely that they don't fight. Oh, there'll be pecking order disputes for sure, though.I plan on getting another chick. However, is it okay to get a newborn and hope they will get along? My friend is willing to give me one that is around the same age, but not the same breed. Is that better?
X2 on this advice.Agreed. I would get one around the same age as her.
As @iwiw60 said, there will be squabbles as they determine who's boss, but they should be ok to sort it out amongst themselves as long as they don't draw blood.
You might want to consider separating their coop into two sections for a brief period (a couple of days) so that they can see and smell each other, but not touch. That way they can familiarise themselves with each other safely, and you can then integrate them close to dusk one evening. Hopefully they will be ok.
Just keep an eye on them - it's natural for them to want to flock together, so I am sure they will integrate in time.