Sharing a brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mdoerge, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mdoerge

    mdoerge In the Brooder

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    I am going to add 4 new chicks to my laying flock and am considering ordering 10 broilers as well. Is there any reason why I can't keep the layers and meat chicks together in the same brooder initially? At what point would I need to separate them?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I would separate them after a week.
     
  3. Gonzo

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    I would seperate them like Mahonri said... I think they grow much quicker than the layers will. Good Luck![​IMG]
     
  4. amyc

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    I remeber reading a month or so a post where someone's meat birds had smothered and killed one of their layers - maybe once the size difference starts getting noticeable they should be separated.
     
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