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Where to put the new baby?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by taprock, May 26, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    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.


  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    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.

  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    I think sometimes chicks just fail to thrive [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

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