Adding new chicks to existing “family”

Arnolds2638

Chirping
Nov 3, 2020
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I have two hens raising 4 chicks. 3 weeks old. 2 were hatched by one of my hens. 2 silkies hatched same day somewhere else and I slipped them underneath. They are doing well. I made the likely bad decision to get 2 one week old Easter eggers today. Has anyone successfully snuck them in and they’ve been accepted by the hens? The new babies are basically the same size as the 3 week old silkies.
 

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Arnolds2638

Chirping
Nov 3, 2020
64
53
76
Intown Atlanta, GA
Try slip them under at night. In the morning you can check if she's accepted them. My only worry is that they might be weaned (when the hen leaves the chicks) too early
Thanks. I let them roam around with the whole little family today for about an hour or so. One of them was a little off put. The other hen just seemed to treat them like the others.
 

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