And then there were two

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EastTexasHen, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. EastTexasHen

    EastTexasHen Chirping

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    So today my runty little mottled cochin chick passed away. We’d been fighting pasty butt since I brought it home from Tractor Supply and I hoped it would improve but no such luck. All the other chicks are healthy and thriving and no pasty butt in sight. My problem now is that i know chickens can be particular about chicken breed dynamics.

    Currently i have four silkie chicks, the two mottled cochin bantams, and one polish crested chick. I have more polish crested chicks coming in a few weeks from Ideal, and i might pick up a few more silkies once i figure out gender on my current silkie chicks, but my current predicament is my only having two mottled cochins.
    I’m worried they’ll be picked on as they get older.

    Should i go ahead and order more mottled cochins now? Am I over thinking it and they’ll actually be ok? I hate that i’ve lost my little chick I don’t want to lose any others.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    You will be okay. Getting more polish and keeping all your odd and gentle birds together is the best thing. Crested birds are the ones that shouldn't be kept as a single bird in a flock, nor should silkies be kept with more vigorous breeds. Sounds like you are putting together a good flock. You don't need more mottled cochins unless you want more.
     
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  3. EastTexasHen

    EastTexasHen Chirping

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    Perfect! Thank you for putting my mind at ease :)
     

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