New Chicks from different sources?

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

  1. ceyoung77

    ceyoung77 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2016
    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

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    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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