mixing ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by slimwidegrin, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. slimwidegrin

    slimwidegrin New Egg

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    Hey to all,
    I got a shipment of day olds in the mail and lost more than half of them. Not a good start to my first flock. The company seemed surprised and said they would refill the whole order and I still had huge losses in the second shipment. So now I have two batches that are a week apart in age and in separate brooder pens. What I need to know is if it is safe to co-mingle them now that the last batch is over a week old? Will the older ones pick/peck on the smaller ones? I could not bear it if I lost any more at this young age. Thanks to anyone with time to respond.......
     
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    slimwidegrin New Egg

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