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Splitting chicks between brooders

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CorreaClan, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. CorreaClan

    CorreaClan New Egg

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    Hi! I'm getting set up for my first batch of chicks and I was wondering what would be best for the socialization of the chicks. I will be using large Rubbermaid containers for brooding boxes but will have a few boxes in order to give the birds their "proper" space (1 sq ft). Should/could I move the chicks around so that they spend some time with each of their new family members or does it even make a difference? Will that stress them out? I'm planning on 12 chicks so I'll probably have 2 or three separate boxes...
     
  2. gahorseygal

    gahorseygal New Egg

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    We had ours in two different brooders to give them proper space, then ended up losing half to my dog so the new chicks we got are about 2 weeks younger than the others. We have them all together now in the coop and it only took a few days for them to all settle in together. They were about 5 weeks and 2.5 weeks when we put them together.
     

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