Mixing different age baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chris10sen, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. chris10sen

    chris10sen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have 4 baby chicks shipping from MPC on June 21st. I ordered 2 red stars, 1 silve laced wyandotte, and one easter egger. I wished I would have ordered an Australorps as well. I found a urban farm store near me that said they have one left but she is already 3 weeks old. Would you mix the older one with the younger ones if you were me? I am totally new to this chicken thing.

    Thanks for the advice,

    Lisa
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  2. chris10sen

    chris10sen Out Of The Brooder

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    Funny, I just noticed someone asked a similiar question. But my chicks would be 3 weeks apart.

    Lisa
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  3. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't be a problem. The pecking order they establish may surprise you.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    That's a pretty wide spread. You can try it, but be prepared to pull the older one out fast if he bullies the younger ones. Look for toe picking in particular.
     
  5. chris10sen

    chris10sen Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got off the phone with MPC and I got to order my one Australorph! So now all my babies will be the same age. They ship Monday I can't wait.
     

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