What's the latest Age to incorporate flocks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kye022984, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Kye022984

    Kye022984 New Egg

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    I had two shipments of chicks within a week apart. The flock that is a week older is four weeks now and the other is three weeks. We just put a wall of chicken wire in-between them so they can see each other but aren't in the same brooders. When is it too late to have them in the same brooder/tractor without having them fight each other?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The sooner they go together the better it will go. I'd put them together now.
    I wait till they're about 3 days old and mobile and then integrate even if the others are up to 6 weeks older.
    A lot has to do with space.
     
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