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

    Aug 15, 2008
    Salt Lake City
    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

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    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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