Question from newbie about adding new additional chicks to the Brooder???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sacchick, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. sacchick

    sacchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Sacramento CA and these will be my first chickens. I am starting with 4 and have researched the breeds that suit me. In order to get what I want locally the schedule would be as follows:

    2/21 Black Austerlorp and Buff Orph
    2/29 GWL
    3/7 Brahma

    The feed store said adding in a 3 week window should be fine. Any suggestions? Should I not do this?
     
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you check them kind of often it should be fine. They won't have a pecking order till they are 3 weeks of age. Hope this helps!!!
     
  3. JRGriff

    JRGriff Out Of The Brooder

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    If the Brahmas will be the youngest chicks by a few weeks, keep a watchful eye...they are a very timid breed that is prone to bullying. I have hatched them along side Wyandottes, Buff Orps, and Golden Comets, noticing that they were on the run a bit as they grew...especially from the Orps and Comets. Most likely they will be fine, in my opinion.
     
  4. sacchick

    sacchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info thanks.
     

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