Can you add a hen to a group of young chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sheeshshe, May 25, 2012.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Songster

    May 6, 2009
    My friend has 4 or 5 chicks that are 5 weeks old. She wants to get a laying hen. She really wants a silkie, but we can't find one in our area. When I got my silkie, I was able to add her to the chicks when they were around that age without a problem. But, are there any other breeds of chickens that would be non aggressive towards young chicks?

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