New Chicks from different sources?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ceyoung77, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. ceyoung77

    ceyoung77 Just Hatched

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    I'm new to chickens, I've ordered some chicks from our local co-op but I am also interested in getting a few different breeds from the local TSC or Farm & Home store to add some diversity to our flock and the egg basket. Is this okay, or will it cause any problems? Our order from the co-op will be here April 12th, so I would get the others either that same day or the day after or before (whichever works best). Let me know, please and thank you! I think I may already be addicted...
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be ok with day olds (or couple day olds) - as long as they are the same size.

    Where you have issues is adding different sizes or as they are a bit older, mixing them together without some quarantine time.
     

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