Two purposes in listing this post - to show pics of my chicks - finally! And to ask about adding younger chicks to the brooder. A friend successfully hatched some hybrid DeKalb chicks a week after mine hatched. She'd like to be done brooding as they only wanted the experience of hatching and I had offered to take her chicks when she was done. But my hubby says that my older chicks will antagonize my friend's younger chicks when I put them together. What's your experience been? They are a different breed than mine. And here are the pics! This is Dottie/General Lee (depending on gender!) The feet are partially black like a black australorp, but not black on the bottom. She's also darker than BA chicks I've seen. She came out of a blue green egg! Prima was our first chick. She has continued to feather out more quickly than any of the other chicks. She chirps loudly when I walk out of the room or she doesn't hear me in the next room! She is the biggest chick but not the most dominant. Noah, my birding enthusiast, loves to amuse the chicks. He weighs them daily. Jill and her girlfriend holding chickies My favorite picture of "Golden". I hope he's pure Buff Orpington and that he's a rooster!