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Will my hen adopt or peck chicks if together?

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I have a silkie hen who is very gentle and maternal. She isn't broody now, but if I put baby chicks in with her, will she hurt them or accept them? Thanks!

I currently have 2 sheep (Sage and Aspen), 1 pig, 1 goat (willow), 15 chickens, 2 bunnies (Nala and Lilac), and an adorable golden doodle (Zeus).
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I currently have 2 sheep (Sage and Aspen), 1 pig, 1 goat (willow), 15 chickens, 2 bunnies (Nala and Lilac), and an adorable golden doodle (Zeus).
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There is only one way to find out.  Generally the answer is NO, But stranger things have happened.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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