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can i put my silkie hen with my week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jarvisite99, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. jarvisite99

    jarvisite99 In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    I have a 7 mounth old silkie hen that i whant to puy with some week old chicks is this a good or bad decision?
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  2. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Songster

    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    I would be wary of doing so. Unless the silkie is broody, she may not take to the chicks. And even if she is broody, she still may not take to the chicks and could easily injure them. If not kill them.
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Songster

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    The chicks should be kept in a brooder for 6 weeks or until mostly feathered. Then if you want to introduce them to the silkie, i would suggest putting them in another pen next to the silkie where they can see each other for a week or more. Then you could try and introduce the new chicks in the same pen as the silkie and watch how they react to each other.

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