Where to put the new baby?

taprock

Songster
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I had given up on my eggs in the incubator and yesterday picked up 4 chicks about two weeks old at the feed store. One was acting funny and died in the evening. Then at eleven I notice the lone egg still in the incubator was pipped. The little one hatched out about two. So here are my questions.

I don't know why the chick died, how long till I can declare the others ok?

Can I put my one lone baby in with the bigger chicks when they are ok?

I feel like I am juggling chicks.

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AlienChick

Crowing
Apr 9, 2010
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I would wait till they are about the same size, but since this one is a lone chick, perhaps you can keep them all together and WATCH them carefully or put the loner inside the brooder but separated with a wire mesh so they're together but separated for a few days till they get used to one another.


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howfunkyisurchicken

Crowing
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Apr 11, 2011
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I think sometimes chicks just fail to thrive
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it doesn't look like the chicks are too far apart in age. If it were me, when the littlest one is up and running I would stick it in with the older babies and keep an eye out for any bullying. Good luck. Super cute babies
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