need info

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chattycathy44, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. chattycathy44

    chattycathy44 Hatching

    Apr 10, 2012
    I am getting new chicks tomorrow I already have 10 2 week olds can I put the babies in with 2 week olds , its been a while since i have done this

  2. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chirping

    Oct 7, 2011
    Unionville, MO
    Yes, but you need to really watch them. Sometimes it can be fine, sometimes, they get picked on. It depends a lot on the personality of your birds and on where you are keeping them. If they have plenty of room things go better. Your new babies will need things warmer than your older chicks, so just be sure you can accommodate everyone's needs.
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    2 weeks is not such a bad gap yet. I agree with having plenty of space, and also shiny objects in the brooder tends to take attention away from attacking each other. I've heard the suggestion to use a divider with a small "doorway" that only the smaller chicks can fit through. That way there is somewhere for them to take shelter. :p

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