adding 2 month old silkie chick to flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cjh0907, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. cjh0907

    cjh0907 In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2011
    Western Mass
    I have a silkie chick that is about 2 months old. It is the only chick i have left from the hatching and it is still with the mother. However the mother has started to lay eggs again and i was wondering if i can introduce them to my flock. right now i have a mixed flock but am thinking about separating my silkies into their own pen. can i introduce the mother and the chick? Will she still protect the chick still?
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Thats a tough one.
    Id keep her penned off from the rest of the girls for a while. Just to let everyone adjust.
  3. I agree. Just separate them with one wire fence so they can easily see each other and adjust. Probably safest to separate the the silkies from any large fowl. [​IMG]

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