Problems with my self control

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlittle1980, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. chickenlittle1980

    chickenlittle1980 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    I REALLY want 3 more chicks..... There is an add on crigslist for some EE chicks..... HELP! I already have one adult hen and I just love her. I do have 3 black sex links that are like 3 weeks old, born in the back yard. I was wondering if i get these babbies if i can add them to the 3 3 week olds? The add said the EE chicks are 3 weeks old. Would they fight? or would it be ok?
  2. RedJasper

    RedJasper Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    Mid to Upstate New York

    I am pretty new to chickens. I had 2 - 3 weeks olds and then got new babies. I never mixed them until they were big enough for outside (and the temps were warm enough). The slightly bigger "reds" picked on some of the babies when they ran around and "chirped", but I haven't had any casualties.

    Best wishes!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If you get them - youl should keep them apart for awhile -quarantine them so they won't introduce some disease or parasites to your present flock. I think the bycers usually say for a month or so.

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