6 babies on the way...been offered 2 silkies. Should I take them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kittynoodlesoup, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. kittynoodlesoup

    kittynoodlesoup Just Hatched

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    I have 6 babies-marans, wyandottes, etc.. coming next week. Our coop is 6x8x6 with their enclosed roosting area being 3x6x3. A friend has 2 one month old silkies that she doesn't have room for. 1. Is that too many chicks for our coop? And 2. Is it an ok idea to have one month old silkies with younger babies?

    We are still constructing the coop--should be finished this weekend! :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
  2. kittynoodlesoup

    kittynoodlesoup Just Hatched

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  3. duckie mama

    duckie mama Out Of The Brooder

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    coop looks big enough, but i woild make sure that that all chicks are watched in the brooder for picking on each other, not pecking order but meaness as silkies being bantams can have an attitude., but after a few months they are very calm and content.
     
  4. kittynoodlesoup

    kittynoodlesoup Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your reply :) we decided not to take them at this time, with being so new to chickens. Thank you, though!!
     

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