Can I Move 4 chicks to my silkie hen who has two of her own?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Arica, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. Arica

    Arica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So last week I got some chicks a couple days later my siljiw hen went broody but when I tried to put them under her she refused them because they were all ready a week old I got her 2 day old cream legbars and she is doing okay my question is scince she has exepted these can I slowly add the other ones?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You can try, but I doubt if she will accept them - she has already bonded with the legbar chicks and may want to 'protect' them from the older chicks.
     
  3. Abronsyth

    Abronsyth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it actually worked with our mallard hens, but I'd have to say ducks have a very different view on raising babies than our hens! When my austro/RIR mix had chicks she protected them from other chicks that were close to the same age...
     
  4. Arica

    Arica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note cream legbar chicks are around as big as my other chicks ( the other ones are quiet small) just to clarify
     

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