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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by samandmike, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    can i put them in brooder with three week old chicks
     
  2. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would worry about the older, stronger and energetic chicks trampling them or hogging the food and water. Then there's the whole picking on the weaker birds problem.
    I would also be concerned that the younger chicks might not have strong enough immune system to fight off any germs the older ones have that aren't a problem to their more developed systems.

    I'm in no way an expert. Mostly just book and forum educated!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with rainbowgardens. I would give them at least a week before you try putting them together.
     

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