Mixing chicks, 8 weeks and 3-4 weeks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lcmaloney01, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. lcmaloney01

    lcmaloney01 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 4, 2015
    My Coop
    I have four growing out now that just passed 8 weeks and want to pick up two 3-4 week olds. Is it ok to mix them? Do I need to quarantine the new ones? I will definitely have the chicks physically separated at first, but not sure if this is ok or if they are too far apart in age. I wanted to introduce all 6 young ones to my two established hens at the same time. Power in numbers and all! TIA
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Most definitely quarantine new birds! 4 weeks quarantine should be enough but longer if you can as moving is stressful for birds. Introduction through the fence after that is best-(see but no touch). Do not mix until all birds are close to same size as one another.

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