Mixing 6 day chicks with 1 day chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Southwellski, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Southwellski

    Southwellski In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2011
    Feltwell, UK
    I have a batch which hatched on Monday and another clutch due Saturday. Can I mix the clutches or do they fight?
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Make sure the chicks are strong, dry and able to run around. I've had week olds running together. If it is a solo chick , keep an eye out to make sure it is not being picked on. The more you have hatch out on Saturday, the better you have for the Monday hatchlings to get along.

    I've never had any issues iwth it when I had staggered hatchings.

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