Question about putting chicks together

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KentuckyChick, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six chicks I got last Tuesday from Meyer. I got six more today, so they're exactly a week apart. Is there any reason I SHOULDN'T have them together? They're all in the same brooder and appear to be doing okay so far.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No reason at all. I mixed chicks up to 3 weeks difference in ages. Several times..... because I couldn't resist getting more chicks when I went back to the feed store for more chick starter feed.

    They all did just fine.
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    one week is a great age difference if anything lol, but I have had luck with my 4 week age gap as well, though closer to 3 is reccomended by some. No problems here though [​IMG]
     
  4. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I figured, but I was amazed at the size difference already!
     

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