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question about bantam chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarefootMom, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Tomorrow night I am getting 9 silkie/cochin banty crosses... I don't know for sure how old they are, I think about 1 week or so. Should I put them in a seperate brooder or do you think I could put them with my other 100 2 week old chicks? I am thinking seperate brooder...but that means yet another heat lamp plugged in ( I already have 3 going at this time)

    Thoughts please!
     

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It depends on how big the size difference really is.

    I always have mixed size chicks in the brooder. It doesn't seem to be an issue unless you have banties growing up with something that grows big, fast. Like a meatie.

    Even then, it may not be an issue.
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Well I have all my meaties in a seperate brooder completly. The other one is all pullets. I guess I will wait until I see the size differences. Thanks!
     
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