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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ltstrouse12, Feb 18, 2015.
are my new peps going to get beat up by my 2 week older peeps when I put them in together??/
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How old are your new chicks? A two week age difference is usually not significant, especially in older birds. You wouldn't want to put a one day old chick in with a two week old chick, but it would be fine to put a six week old in with an eight week old. I've successfully put chicks with age differences of four weeks old together without problems.
How old will your new peeps be. Any time you combine flocks there must be a introduction time as well as a quarantine time to make sure everyone is well. If your thinking about putting new chicks that are only a few days old in with the 2 week old ones they need to get used to each other first. The older ones will peck at the new ones that are too young to stand up for themselves.
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If you use the see but don't touch method with them, they should be good to each other. This method of introducing involves placing a barrier in between the two groups so they can't mix but they can still see each other. After two weeks or so, you can let them be together. There will be fighting but hopefully not as much or as gruesome.
thank you for info. guess i'll see when they get here Friday. got them from Purely Poultry throught the mail. its also 2 deg. here in nj wonder how many will be DOA If u want i'll keep you's informed