Questions about new babies with old babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by havi, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Okay Im curious..what should I do?

    I have 7 babies that are about a week old. I saw a posting on my local craigslist that someone is selling Australorp chicks that are 5 days old. When would I be able to put them in with my old babies? I know normally with the older birds you wait 30 days(give or take some) to make sure they dont bring anything new into your flock. Do I do the same with baby chicks? Or can I just put them right in together? Wait a week? I would think the sooner I put them together the better they would 'grow up' together. Right now I have them in a old rabbit hutch thats in the barn. They are not out with my older birds or anything.

    What should I do?

    ETA: She also said these baby chicks are sexed. Can you do that with Australorps at only 5 days old?
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  2. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    I don't know but it seems that if your 7 is about week old and they are 5 days that is almost a week old too..should be able to intermingle them after keeping apart to be sure of diseases..that is just my opinion though..

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