QUICK question..lvg soon..I AM able to put these

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momagain1, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    day old chicks in w/my 10 day olds right?? If I cant I cannot get them..period..(well not now anyway)

    I'm wondering will they get pecked to death or have issues w/the others?

    thats not TOO big of an age diff right?

    (now if we were talking humans lol..that would be a really stupid question)
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I'd say it depends, can you use cardboard or soemthing and split the area? give the old ones 2/4 and the new babies 1/4?
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    well by monday the "older" ones will be in the large brooder in the garage..so I only need to keep them together for the weekend..
    BUT then do I have to do the introductions? so they dont fight or whatever when they all go to the coop?
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    ok back...I got 5...umm..yeah..5...
    what about seperating..anyone else chime in?
  5. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

    Feb 28, 2011
    I'll chime in. I think I read that you can separate them by cutting pcs of cardboard to use as dividers. Or possibly have a small box to set inside the brooder box..like a shoebox. Put something under to make it higher so the larger ones can't peek over.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  6. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    so you all think I SHOULD seperate the day olds from the 10 day ones then...
    sigh..maybe I shouldnt have gotten them...
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    No, there's no reason to seperate them, unless your older chicks are aggressive breeds. I just put day olds in the brooder with 4 weeks old cochins...and other chicks that are everywhere in between those two ages. [​IMG]
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I do it all the time.

    Thing is, I use baby pools for brooders, so there's tons of space for everyone to spread out. I use little 6x6 boxes scattered around for them to come and go and hang out in...several food dishes and a big gallon waterer. There's a 1x2 over the top for the older chicks to hop up on.

    Works for me!
  9. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Quote:Nope; I havent seen any b aggressive; they are RIR, red sexlinks, Barred rocks, australorps and turkens...

    I got:

    2 brahmas (SP?)
    3 EE's...

    pics to come in a bit!
  10. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    RIR are aggressive IMO... [​IMG]

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