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New baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EquestrianEm, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    Would I be able to put 1-2 day old chicks with chicks that are just turning 2 weeks? Or would my two older ones possibly kill the newer ones?
     
  2. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    2-3"
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    The older chicks may peck the newcomers, but I doubt they'd seriously hurt them. Usually, you can combine different aged chicks during the first three or four weeks without any real issues.
     
  4. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, perfect! I'll keep a close eye on them just in case. Thank you! @azygous
     
  5. turboscooby07

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    I added some day olds to a group of 3 week olds. They were stepped on a bit at first but each baby picked an older one to tag along with and now are doing great. At the end of a day outside when its warm one or two dont like the ramp to the coop and the older ones come out and teach them how to come to bed
     
  6. Winstarr Chicks

    Winstarr Chicks New Egg

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    I recently added four baby Ameraucanas to my 3 week old Cuckoo Marans and they are getting along just fine. Altho my Marans are lots bigger they are not bullies.
     

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