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Question on newly hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cricketmt, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. cricketmt

    cricketmt In the Brooder

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    As I noted in my intro thread, My daughter is hatching eggs for a science fair project. She has 5 eggs that when they hatch, the chicks have to be returned to the people who brought the eggs in.

    Meanwhile, we have talked for years about getting a very small flock, so bought 6 Bantams who are now about 2 weeks old. They are in a box in the house for now with lamp and all.

    Anyway, the first incubating baby hatched in the night and is in a box by itself for now, but I wondered when we could put it in with the Bantams. It's as big as the 2 week old chicks now (different breed obviously), but I don't what them to peck at it and be mean to it. Do I have to keep the hatched babies separate from the 2 week old babies?
     
  2. William1hens

    William1hens In the Brooder

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    As long as they're about the same size they should be okay together
     
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  3. cricketmt

    cricketmt In the Brooder

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    The newly hatched baby is actually about the same size as the banties...they are so little!
     

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