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mixing chicks that are a week apart in age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by northerncaliforniachick, May 1, 2009.

  1. northerncaliforniachick

    northerncaliforniachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks now, but think I will have to 'relocate' one of them. I want to get 2 more on Monday (they will be just 5 days apart in age). Will this be OK? Will they flock together? Is there anything I have to take into consideration?
    The 2 I have now are a Rhode Island Red and a Black Australorp. I want a Barred Rock and not sure about the 4th (maybe 2 Barred Rocks?). Will they be OK right away together or should I plan to have them semi-separated in the beginning?
    thanks for any feedback- I'm quite new at this whole chicken experience!
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    You don't say how old they are, if very young its no usually too much of a problem. I find if I move everybody into a new box together, where its nobody's territory, I have less problems at any age.
     
  3. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I'd put them together. At this age and less a weeks difference in age shouldn't make any difference IMO. I got 11 more today, but if I find an EE within the next week I'm going to put them together.[​IMG]
     

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