Should I add another chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rasuka, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Rasuka

    Rasuka Out Of The Brooder

    I have 6, 1 week old chicks that I bought from MPC and since it's chick day at the tractor store is it a BAD idea to get one and mix it with my 6?
  2. MineAlways

    MineAlways Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2012
    SW PA
    I asked a question about adding some and the response was that it would be okay for up to about 2 weeks or so. But most tractor supply have a 6 chick minimum so you would have to buy 6 more chicks. Dont know if you want 12 chicks
  3. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    It's okay if the size difference isn't too bad, just stick with full sized chicks and you should be okay. (banties can get picked on when they are new and mixed with standards) Let me recommend getting two from the feed store, so it has a friend.

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