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Chicks meeting a second time.

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My 4 buffs are ready to be moved outside to the coop. My 2 silkies have another month before they can go out. Right know they are getting along great. I am afraid when I reintroduce the silkies after a they will get picked on.
post #2 of 6
How long of a wait, two weeks would be the longest time of separation, even then I might worry, you might have to initially pen the silkies separately where they can be seen for a week or two before trying to combine them again.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks.
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Denisejmdk View Post

My 4 buffs are ready to be moved outside to the coop. My 2 silkies have another month before they can go out. Right know they are getting along great. I am afraid when I reintroduce the silkies after a they will get picked on.

What are their ages.....why do the silkies need to wait?

If they're getting along I'd leave them together....in or out.


Edited by aart - 1/10/16 at 8:32am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 6
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All of them are 5 weeks. I can't wait to get them out of my bathroom, they stink.
post #6 of 6
Move them out together, silkies are just as hardy as other breeds but more prone to being pecked or picked on, keep them together if that is the long term plan.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
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