Mixing very young chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cornerstoneacres, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. cornerstoneacres

    cornerstoneacres Hatching

    Mar 8, 2011
    I have an order arriving from McMurray in about 12 days. Of course TSC has their babies. Can I buy a few TSC chicks now and then add the mailorder chicks to the same brooder when they arrive? (or I could perhaps seperate them for a day or two, but not sure I have current facilities to seperate longer)
    IF I put them together, what should I watch for?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    They need to be within 2 or 3 days of the same hatch date or you will have pecking/ bullying issues.
  3. angelinthemorning

    angelinthemorning In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2011
    This concerns me also. I am scheduled to pick up my 6 black australorp chicks next Tues. from Cackle. I am getting sooo impatient, I think I will go there today and see what they have "on the floor" and get 6 to go ahead and start, surely that little amount of time between hatches will not make that much difference, right???

    Or will it?

    First timer here.

    So ready for drier weather and warmer temps.

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