Mixing baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ch1ckenmama, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. ch1ckenmama

    ch1ckenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 3 week old chicks. I just moved them to a outside brooder box we built inside of the coop. Everyone is doing great. A friend of a friends house burnt to the gound. They had 29 chicks in their basement brooder and were able to save them but could no longer care for them. They are 3 weeks as well. We took in 10 of them. All seem healthy and happy but just scared. I am keeping them inside to watch them. Question is, when they are ready can I add them to the brooder outside with our current chicks? Or do I need to seperate them until they get use to each other?
    Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three weeks old, they will integrate with no problems. It's the older ones you have to be cautious of.
     
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]For doing that. I think there should be no problems. Do it and observe.
    WISHING YOU BEST.......
     
  4. ch1ckenmama

    ch1ckenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! I was hoping it would be easy to mix them.
     
  5. ch1ckenmama

    ch1ckenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Awe...thanks! I cant imagine how stressful it has been for these babies! I'm happy to raise and spoil them! [​IMG] Just going from 5 hens (our first ever from last spring) to 23 total now...Lol! I love them. They are fun to have and the eggs are amazing! Happy we have a big coop to be able to have them!
    Thank you for the help and answering my question. Im gunna watch them for a day or two and then add them to the others. Hope it goes well! [​IMG]
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I think eggbert transposed NO & WITH... Pretty sure he meant with no problem..
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :lau I fixed it
     
  8. ch1ckenmama

    ch1ckenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL[​IMG]
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Age wise, they should do fine. The bigger question is this: is your brooder, and is your coop big enough to handle these extra babies. If not, you could end up with some life long cannibalism and other behavior issues.
     

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