I have a mailman who takes my xtra silky roos.... He asked if I could raise him some phesants for food. I know phesant chicks are more delicate but I have one hen who I know would be a great mom to any chick. She has raised many smaller end silkie chicks successfully, I did not think these runts would make it past a day or so. So can this be done? What about disease or virus transfers?