Mixing baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oliviaandjosh4, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. oliviaandjosh4

    oliviaandjosh4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2014
    I have 4 chicks that I bought from Tractor Supply 2 days ago and 6 that just hatched this morning in incubator. Do you think it will be ok for me to put them together in brooder? I am wanting to do this because I only have 2 heat lamps and my other one is on my 3 week old chicks. My only concern is I don't want any of the chicks to get sick. I am putting ACV in their water and giving them probiotics if that makes a difference.
  2. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

    May 25, 2010
    NW Georgia
    any idea of the actual age of the ones you bought at TSC? by the time they get them, the chicks are usually a couple days old already. Then they were at the store how long before you picked them up? If you decide to try, keep an eye on them and see if they pick at the newborns.....
  3. oliviaandjosh4

    oliviaandjosh4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2014
    They had just arrived at the store that week. They looked to be only 3 days old when I bought them. I will definitely be watching them and separate if I need to.
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    They are fine mixed together. A group of 10 is always better than a small group of 4.
  5. song of joy

    song of joy Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    They are close enough in age that they should be fine together.

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