New chicks and older chicks?


In the Brooder
7 Years
May 15, 2012
We have two 5 week old chicks that we've raised since day olds (we had 3, but one was looking a bit more like a roo than I wanted). I just purchased two more today that are 2 weeks old. I know that it can be difficult sometimes to introduce newer birds to older birds, but when is it appropriate to integrate when they're all pretty young?

Thank you so much for any help!
Well I raised 2 Black Sex-Link 2 weeks in my basement. They were down there for about 2 weeks. Then we got 12 more chicks that are 2 weeks older then the Sex-Links. We also got 8 more laying hens. We put the 2 Black Sex-Links in right away. They were about 4-5 weeks old. They were/are fine. All the older ones do is kinda chase them away when they are in there way or peck there backs a little to get them to leave them alone. The chicks pretty much stay out of the way. They do very well together. One of our Big Laying hens acts like the mom to the 14 chicks.

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