Mixing old and new babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DimaMathers, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. DimaMathers

    DimaMathers New Egg

    Sep 9, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    I bought 2 chicks that become about 2 weeks old but one suddenly died yesterday for no reason. I want to get company for the other one so I want to buy 2 baby chicks but I'm afraid it's not gonna accept then because they're younger. Any tips?
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Hello and welcome! [​IMG] You may be able to do it without too much hassle. The survivor has the advantage of 'home turf' so if you bring in a couple of chicks - no older than 6 weeks, they may just get along.
    I'm not an expert, but I had a similar thing happen this past spring and it worked ok for me. Hope it turns out well for you, [​IMG]
  3. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2013
    Moore County, NC
    In my experience, 2 weeks isn't that big of a difference as long as the younger ones are up and moving around on their own. It's even easier when the younger birds outnumber the older ones. Your 2 week old chick will probably be happy to have the company. Keep a close eye on them at first just to be on the safe side though.

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