OK to get chicks from different stores a day apart?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amama, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. amama

    amama Chirping

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    Tractor Supply has one breed I really want, and Orscheln's has the other. Is it okay to mix those chicks? I wouldn't be able to get them at the same time, maybe not even the same day. It would be the following day; would that cause problems with the chicks since they weren't together in the brooder at the store?

    Thanks!
     
  2. I dont think so but I would boost them with vitamins, and keep a close eye on them
     
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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    No problem getting on different days.

    I have some in brooder now that were 2 week old closeouts. Bought some that had come in that day. Day olds.

    Picked up some more this week. So I have 3 week, 2 week, and 5 day olds in the same brooder.
     
  4. CorvusFarm

    CorvusFarm Chirping

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    Absolutely fine. I have a mixed group right now that I am brooding. They came from my local hatchery in California, but also from my local feed store down the street that happened to have a handful of leftovers of a breed I was looking for, specifically. They're also a week apart in age, and they all do fine.
     
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  5. amama

    amama Chirping

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    Great, thanks! I know how mean my hens can be, and didn't know if chicks were the same way yet.
     
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