Mixing different age chicks in same brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by medicmandan, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. medicmandan

    medicmandan Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought three straight run chicks (1 week old I think) this weekend but want to add three sexed this week to increase my chance of having more layers. (Roosters can't stay.) Can I add another three to the same brooder if they're a week or so apart?
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are no more than a week apart it should be ok. Any older and I don't know. jean
     
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Have an emergency brooder JIC. I had 4 week olds when i introduced a almost 1 week old silkie and the sebright that is ABVIOUSLY a roo was a real butt. The others were fine with her. I ended up putting the silkie and a japanese in a small brooder so she wouldn't get hurt. Now the older ones are outside except for the silkies little buddy. I don't think you will have that big of a problem, but you might need to be prepared.
     

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