When to put the new chicks in with the older ones?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenandDave, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. JenandDave

    JenandDave In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2015
    Hi, I have four BR and four RIR Bantams that are 3 weeks old. Today I picked up two Easter Egger baby chicks and two Black Australorp babies. My question is, when can I put the little ones in with the big ones? I have set up a second small brooder for now. I'm concerned they could be trampled!
  2. itstartedwith2

    itstartedwith2 Chirping

    Feb 23, 2015
    Bancroft NE
    That happened to me last spring :) I waited till my baby chicks got big enough to have a little better shot not being squished. There wasn't an exact time for me but I did realize that my 2 older ones picked on the littler ones so I waited till they were old enough to hold there own. I kept trying staying right next to them till one day they just didn't seem to care the others were there. Now they are full grown and follow each other everywhere. I know that doesn't give you an exact answer but all I can say is wait till they get a little growth and try it just make sure the big ones don't gang up on the little ones :)

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