Mixing Chicks of Different Ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deenamr, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I put 3 day old chicks in with 1 week old chicks?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    That age difference at that age should be no more problem than if they were all the same exact age. You may still have a bully, but that chick would bully chicks his own age.
     
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, they'll never know the difference.
     
  4. Chic Chick

    Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem!! I have chicks from 2 different hatches in the brooder right now. The 2 week olds cuddle under the 5 week olds.
     
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine like the older ones too. I always move them at night no matter if they are babies or adults. It's like they wake up in the morning and say hi and that is it. Good Luck [​IMG]
     

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