Lost all but one

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by schooner, May 17, 2011.

  1. schooner

    schooner Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011

    I started with 5 Barred Rocks 6 weeks ago, and sadly have only one left. I want to replace them, but when they are 6weeks the other will be 12 weeks. Can I put the older one with the others?

  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe let them share a brooder with a see-thru barrier between them (we make our own mesh panels) so the lone chick doesn't feel so alone. At 6 weeks they start working through their pecking order, if your 12 week old isn't too belligerent, you could try putting it with them but 6 weeks is a big distance. We haven't been able to put chicks together who are 4 weeks apart. Their growth really takes off from 6 weeks onward.

    Before you get any new chicks, do you know why you lost them? You wouldn't want a repeat on losing more.


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