New and Old Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mel281, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Mel281

    Mel281 Songster

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    I have 3-day old and 3-week old chicks. When can I introduce them to each other?
     
  2. Evelyn Walker

    Evelyn Walker Chirping

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    The sooner you introduce them the easier it will be. Do it now.
     
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  3. CluckNDoodle

    CluckNDoodle Crowing

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    I second that, the sooner the better, but I do usually wait until the newly hatched chicks aren't wobbly and I watch closely to make sure there aren't any bullies.
    Edit: I just re-read your question and realized you said 3-day-old not 1-day-old. They're likely just fine and no longer wobbly, just monitor them for a bit. :)
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    What does your brooder look like?
    How many of each age group?
    I'd split brooder with mesh wall in case of trouble.
    Have had it go well.... and disastrously.
     
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  5. Mel281

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    Thanks. Started well but I noticed the 5 bigger ones hogging all the heat and shooing the 3 little ones away. I’ll have to figure out something else. They’re back apart.
     

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