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Can I put 1 or 2 day old chicks in with week/week and a half old chicks? The coop isn't completely built so I can't put the older ones out in their own brooder out there, but I don't really have the room to set up two here in the house, and tractor supply just got brahmas!! Same hatchery that I got the first batch from. I asked.
 

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Yes you can, just watch them at the begining until the older ones get use to the younger ones. They will peck at the babies. Or put up a divider in the brooder.
 

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We had nh reds that were 2 weeks and then got 2 GLW (1week old) and a EE (only days old) a week later and they were fine. The NH reds pecked a little at the GLW and EE black spots but then stopped.
 

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We set up a second brooder. Just in case! Thanks though! I noticed my first batch where going up to each other wings out and chasing each other around. Decided to play it safe.
 

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Well my babies (5 weeks) spent their first night in the coop in a pet carrier. None the worse this morning. Told my Roo their his responsibility today as I have to drive to Princeton for a short meeting. Hoping they're all here when I get back. Could be rain today. Should be back in a few hours.
 

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I ask because there is a Princeton near me and it was supposed to rain that day too. Funny.
 
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