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weekly hatches??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tigercreek, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. If my hens start to lay again, we hope to begin hatching eggs. How do you manage weekly hatches? Do we need a brooder for each weeks hatch, or at what age can we begin to intergrate them? I am not looking forward to having 8 brooders going. thanks. ......stan
     

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    Chicks under 4 weeks old can happily go in together, so if you hatch one lot, any that hatch in the next 3 weeks can go in with the first lot. After that, maybe set up a second brooder just in case, it may be worth seeing if the first batch will still accept new chicks, but have the second brooder box ready just in case. Good luck, chicks don't always do what you expect them to, for good or for bad, so just be prepared. [​IMG]
     

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