New EE babies!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LivingCanvas, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. LivingCanvas

    LivingCanvas Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I went to the store & came home with 3 more EE babies! This is my first year with chickens so I'm a newbie. But I'm kinda nervous about them being in the same brooder as my other chicks, which range from 2-5 weeks in age. Should I separate them or just watch closely?[​IMG]
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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate them. 5 weeks is huge.
     
  3. LivingCanvas

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    Darn. My 5 week old EEs don't seem to care. They're snuggling with them. It's the slightly younger Buff Brahmas that seem to not care where they're walking.
     
  4. LivingCanvas

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    Right now, they're just spread out...as close or as far away from the heat as necessary.
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your call but typically older chicks pick on the younger and smaller ones.
     
  6. TheTwoRoos

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    I find that hard to come by.I had two new chicks last year and added them to my flock (They were a 2 week difference) and this bunch was a bunch of fighters.They all snuggled togethr and ate bread together as SOON as I put them in there.Even the two cockerals allowed each other to be together (But about 3 months of age was the breaking pint and everyone knew how to fight.)
     
  7. LivingCanvas

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    Find what hard to come by?

    I keep going to check on them & they seem to be doing fine. They're either snuggled up together or just scattered. There's another 1-2 that are around the same size as the newbies and they've been in the brooder with the older ones for a bit now. I had no idea that BCM roos develop so much slower than their female counterparts.
     

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