Mixing chicks of different ages

JeremyKSullivan

Songster
8 Years
Feb 27, 2013
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Alabama
I have 1 chick that's 3 weeks old. I just had 17 chicks hatch out last night. Is it ok to put them in the brooder together or should I move the older one somewhere else?
 

nbenevento

Songster
7 Years
Nov 12, 2012
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From Southwestern, PA.
Not the same numbers but I just combined four 3 week old chicks with ten 1 day old chicks with no problem. I think they would be ok but if you try it, watch them closely for an hour or so to make sure the eldest doesn't beat them up. I am willing to bet it will be fine though. The older one will probably peck a little at their egg tooth at the end of their beaks but still, should be fine. Good luck and post your results, please!
 

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