Seperating chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hollychicken, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. hollychicken

    hollychicken Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2012
    Smiths Falls , Canada
    I`m getting 3 day old chicks and two 5 day old chicks . Should I put something to seperate the day olds and 5 day olds ( when the 5 days olds are ready to go live in the coop I have a seperate one for them from TSC ) or would they be OK for a couple weeks (I will post pics of the chicks when I get them!!)
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Oh no, you will be completely fine. I've raised 1 week with 1 day old - they were fine. I wouldn't worry unless the day olds were with 4 week olds. You can put 3 week olds in with day olds with no worries as well. :)
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  3. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    Some of mine are at least a week younger and everyone is fine - one of the little Buffs has latched onto a big Gold Star to sleep beside! I wonder about other breeds though? Maybe a less friendly breed would not be so kind?
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012

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