Mixing different age chicks together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henless, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. I'm wanting a variety of chickens and the ones that I want will not all come in at the same time. I thought I read somewhere on BYC that you can mix different aged chicks together as long as they were 4 weeks or less. Is this true? Also, would it be ok to mix chicks from different hatcheries/feed stores together?
     

  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    Newborns need to be by themselves until they are 2 or 3 weeks old and then they can be put with chicks no more than 3 weeks older that them. You'll still have to watch for bullying and make sure the littlest ones can get to the food and water. This is what works for me.[​IMG]
     
  3. Thanks for the reply. I ended up getting all my chicks at once. Age range 4 days to 11 days. I'm all set until next year. Unless I run across something I can't live withou! [​IMG]
     

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