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Question about older chicks&just hatched

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blazensasha, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. blazensasha

    blazensasha Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,I have two chicks that will be 3 weeks when I have some new ones hatching,can I put them in the same brooder box together?Also I have turned off the brooder lamp because it's so darn hot in Florida right now do I have turn it back on?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I wouldn't mix hatchlings with 3 week olds. First off, they both need different temps in the brooder. Second, the little ones could get trampled by the larger 3 week olds, and could harm the babies. Keep the babies in their own brooder.

    As long as the temp is proper in the house/brooder, you don't need the light on. However when it cools down at night, you will need to turn the light back on.
     
  3. blazensasha

    blazensasha Out Of The Brooder

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    That's kinda what I thought,I guess I could set up the 2 older ones in another water trough although that room is goning to be crrroowwwddedd!!maybe I'll pull out the bed,no houseguests. [​IMG]
     

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