Older chicks and younger...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chubbchubb7, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey so I have 4-week olds that with mama hen, a 2-week old and a 1-week old. The latter are in a brooder. Is it's possible to put the younger two with the older ones and mama hen? Just wondering
     
  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure the chicks would be fine together but I'm almost certain the Mother Hen would hurt the younger babies. I wouldn't risk it, to be honest.
    Sorry,
    -Jet
     
  3. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your mama but 4 weeks is pretty old. She probably won't accept them. You could try putting them in at night but make sure you watch her closely or she could kill them.

    If it were me, I wouldn't try. First few days is best.
     
  4. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. At what age can they go without being in the brooder? Because I have a maternity pen that they could go in and out of but nothing can get to them. Like they could go in with the chickens but run back for safety. Although none of the other chickens seem to bother the other chicks
     

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