Mixing in older chicks with younger chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hanh3197, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    Bay Area
    I have 5 three week old bantam chicks that are really tiny! About the size of a standard day old.
    I am getting about 18 standard chicks next week. I was thinking about putting them together? Will that be ok?
    How can I make sure the younger standards get enough heat while not overheating the older bantams???
    Maybe I should just keep them separate until they all go in the coop...?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    I have mixed chicks with that grouping several times. Just make sure the active banties aren't going to damage the standards, and the older chicks have plenty of space to get away from the heat source.

    If you CAN seperate them, do. It is better safe than sorry.

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