mixing 1 month old chick and 4 month old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JDGator, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. JDGator

    JDGator New Egg

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    Hey all,

    Thanks for having me. here is my question, i recently was given 4- 1 month old chicks (brahma and rhode mix), built a nice fancy coop and run, and now the neighbour down the road is ill and want to get ride of 6- 4 month old chicks.

    How do i go about adding the new 6? Can i just add them or should i seperate them for a few weeks or days?

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quarantine new chicks until you are sure they are healthy. Then keep them separate but in sight of each other for another week before you let them mingle. I usually partition off part of my run for this and use a crate for them to sleep in. This will help but they still will have to establish the pecking order. Try not to interfere unless somebody draws blood. If you have a bleeding chicken get it away from the others. Everything should be settled within a week or so. Good luck and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. JDGator

    JDGator New Egg

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    that is what i was thinking. i do know they are healthy because i have spent lots of time down there in the last few weeks helping them out.

    thanks for the reply and the welcome to the forum.
     

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