Can silkies be with regular sized chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hazelbunny, Mar 30, 2018.

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  1. Hazelbunny

    Hazelbunny Songster

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    Hello
    We ordered 10 chicks that will be here in may. 5 are self blue silkies and 5 are Dominique's. The first time I got silkies I didn't have them in the same broader as the others because they came at different times. This time we are getting them together and I don't know if they can be together since silkies chicks are smaller than Dominique chicks.
    Have you kept any type of bantam chick with regular sized chicks in the broader? Or should I have them separate from the others.
     
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  2. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    I have one silkie and some other bantams in the brooder now and they are with regular sized chicks it will be fine they should get along
     
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  3. ashlandco

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    My friend had silkie chicks with her regular sized ones. My question is, when they grow up, should they be kept with normal sized chickens? Some of my chickens are mean....
     
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  4. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    In my flock I have a d,uccle will all regular sized chickens and they are mean to her it’s just the pecking order I would help if I could but there’s just nothing you can do but if the little ones are brave enough then they will not be at the complete bottom
     
  5. Hazelbunny

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    I have 2 silkies living with bigger chickens and they are doing just fine! I'm getting new silkies for two reasons. 1 they are ADORABLE! And 2 i think they do better in groups.(I had more but one by one they got picked off by predators)
     
  6. ashlandco

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    Good to know:) thank you. And sorry for you loss:(
     
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  7. ayamEC

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    I have one silkie and she lives with the other hens. She gets picked on quite a bit but my biggest hen always seems to stand up for her.
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    When raised with large fowl, silkies and other bantams generally do well. Introducing them to an established flock of large fowl is when most problems arise.
     
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