Mixing chicks of different ages
Is it safe to mix chicks of
different ages together? I came across this conundrum while
trying to decide if it was okay to buy
some slightly younger chicks to keep our homegrown chick company. I know that chickens
are prone to aggression when presented with a newcomer, and that bigger
and stronger chickens can mercilessly pick on those smaller and weaker
than themselves. But there are a few tricks you can use if you
need to mix together chicks of different ages:
Less than 24 hours
later, all 17 of our chicks were acting like a flock. I'm glad to
have this trick up my sleeve in case I have other single chicks hatch
in need of flockmates.
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