Will this work out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TracyLK, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. TracyLK

    TracyLK Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    I currently have 9 chicks that range in age from 4 to 6 weeks old. I think I have 4 roosters, but we are going to wait another week or 2 to be certain. The lady who I got them from will take back and rehome the roosters. She has others chicks available. How difficult would it be to introduce new chicks around the same age as my current chicks? Could I possibly be a long integration process or not really because they are the same age?
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    A couple of experienced folks on here have said mixing new chicks works fine up to 4 weeks then not so much. At 8 weeks, well, you'll just have to try it, see how it goes. Hope you get lucky!
  3. Oktober

    Oktober Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Let us know how it works out. I'm thinking of adding a couple silkie chicks, but it won't be until a few weeks after our other chicks arrive.


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