When to intergrate chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pasunset, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. pasunset

    pasunset In the Brooder

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    I have chicks in a brooder from the Easter hatch along and I have eggs in the bator again. [​IMG] So there will be 3 weeks in age difference. When my new chicks hatch I was going to wait about a week and put both batches together. Do you think everything will be fine between them with the 3 week age difference?
     

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    With that age difference, I'd keep them separate until the younger ones are at least 4 weeks old... and even then, I' be watching them carefully.
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

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    Yup....agreed with mahonri. Wait until the chicks are all roughly the same size.
    Good luck!
     

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