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What's the latest Age to incorporate flocks?

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

  1. Kye022984

    Kye022984 Hatching

    Mar 13, 2015
    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 Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    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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