What is best way to introduce 4wk old chicks to 8 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by purpletree23, May 15, 2009.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    I have 6 eight week old chicks and I want to add 5 four week old chicks. I just found some Buff Orpingtons and I just have to have them. Can I raise them in the same coop by putting up a divider so they stay separate but can see each other to get used to each other? The 6 I have I just got yesterday from a large group. They are still adjusting. Is it possible they won't realize there are 'different' ones among them? Please give me your opinions.
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina

    Hoping to see some good answers to your questions! [​IMG]
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    I have heard that the divider works great. I placed my 2 day old in with 1 1/2 weeks olds and they didnt really care... you can always just test it out? With my little guy I left him in there for a few minutes at a time and then just kept leaving him in longer and longer untill I felt comfortable enough. They all sleep in a bunch now... my little dude surrounded by the ladies [​IMG]

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