Mixing chicks in Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by uncle, May 26, 2011.

  1. uncle

    uncle Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this has been covered in the past but I need reassurance.
    I have 4- 1&1/2 week old chicks in the brooder and I will be getting 25 more in the AM that are 2 days old.
    Should there be any concern in putting the all together?
    Brian
     
  2. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that will depend on how big your brooder is. I have mixed them with as much as 3 weeks age difference. The older ones help teach the younger ones to eat and drink. Just make sure they have enough room that the bigger ones arn't stepping on the little ones. My little ones will climb under the bigger ones wings to sleep.
     

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