When can I put them together?

yoie

Songster
Jan 28, 2011
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I have 3 and 1 week old chicks together right now, all normal sized chickens. Next week I am getting an order of Bantam chicks, I know I can't put them in with the other chicks (which would be 4 and 2 weeks old then). I want them to be raised together since they will be sharing the same coop eventually. My question is when can I put them together so they grow up together?
 

yoie

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Jan 28, 2011
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Anyone? If I wait a few weeks and put them with the younger chicks will that be ok? Since the older ones might be able to go in the coop, or should I wait and put them all in the coop together. My first time with chicks, I just want them all to get along!
 

loriamarosa

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Mar 2, 2011
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I have two 2 week old chicks and (had--one just died) 3 four week old chicks. I am wondering the same thing--should they be separated and for how long?
 

Whimsy

Songster
9 Years
Mar 21, 2010
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Cecilia KY
is it [possible for you to divide your brooder with a screen? That way they can see each other and the transition goes smoother. Last year I got some day old chicks after I had some 2-3 week olds. I place a screen divider in it, the next day I removed it and everything went well.
 

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