Starting first flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cdonze43, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. cdonze43

    cdonze43 Out Of The Brooder

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    Starting a flock of chickens for the first time. I'm only having a max of 6 chickens. I will be getting some EE, rocks, and reds. Do all have to be chicks starting out? If I get some week old chicks and a few 4 week old chicks, can I put them in the same brooder? The more information the better.
    Thank you
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] 4week old chicks will be bigger and more active and steady on their feet - than week old chicks. They may bully the younger ones or knock them over. Maybe when the week olds have grown more the size difference won't be so great. For now tho I would keep them separated. Could you put up a divider in the brooder so they will be kept apart but, still be able to see each other? Also the young chicks should have a higher temp in the brooder than the month old ones.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, jdonze43, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!! Best of luck on your chicken adventure!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Good advice from Diva
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as there isn't a huge difference in age then I'd throw them all in together. Welcome to the site! [​IMG]
     

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