Mixing chicks of different ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pheasant283, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Pheasant283

    Pheasant283 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    New to chickens here. Was just wondering if I get a batch of a few chicks now, then get a few more in a week can I put them in the same brooder or is it best to keep them seperated?
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    There shouldn't be a problem mixing chicks that are close together in age. I have done this successfully several times. There is a chance of suffocation if the older ones pile up on top of the younger ones. I would think this would only happen if the temperature was not right. Watch and observe their behavior and enjoy your new chicks! [​IMG]
  3. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    I've got 4 & 5 week olds in the same brooder and I'm going to make a bigger one this weekend and make a section for my almost 2 week olds so everyone can see and get to know each other but can't touch until the little ones get a bit bigger

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