Can I? Help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jakesbigpapa, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. jakesbigpapa

    jakesbigpapa Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting 4 silkies on Friday. They'll be a week and a half old. On Monday, I'm getting 8 chicks (3 speckled sussex, 3 golden comets, 2 EEs) that will be 2 days old. Can I brood them together?
     
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    cooped up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You shouldn't have any problems brooding them together.
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can brood them together. I've never had any problems brooding different breeds of chicks together.
     
  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people have problems with bantams getting trampled in the same brooder as full sized breeds, but if the silkies are older, then it should be fine. Supervise at first, of course.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    As long as the chicks are in the same "generation", they should have no problems! The chicks I get are usually different ages at the time of bringing them home (they're a mixed lot at the feed store) and if they grow up together they don't really notice. :lol:
     
  6. haroldsmith

    haroldsmith New Egg

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    Generally brooding them together does not cause a problem but it even depends on how old are they and what is the environment around them.

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  7. xxxgeorgiexxx

    xxxgeorgiexxx Out Of The Brooder

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    yes you can brood them together if you are worried then just check them for the first hour or so
     
  8. jakesbigpapa

    jakesbigpapa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. That's what I figured. I thought that it would be okay, particularly because the silkies are a little older than the other chicks I'm getting next week. As for keeping an eye on them, I took a personal day next week, the first day that they'll be together, so I can make sure all goes well.

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