mixing baby chicks with older baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by onecrazyblackredneck, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. onecrazyblackredneck

    onecrazyblackredneck New Egg

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    Can you mix 3 week old baby chicks with day old baby chicks?
    Also how long do I have to determine which is a rooster and which is a hen before the roosters start to fight?
     
  2. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no the older ones could kill the babies
     
  3. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im slowly introducing them starting at about 5-10 minutes a day while a watch them, i find my 3 1/2 week olds are very nice and patient with my chicks that were just hatched monday making them 4 days old. but without supervision is not a good idea as an accident could happen even if your older chicks didnt mean too they could trample them or suffocate them etc...
     

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