- Mar 27, 2019
Hi there everybody. I have successfully hatched 7 chicks 2 days ago. I got a surprise hatch early this morning. It's a silkie baby so it's very small. I put it inside the brooder with the others and the others started pecking it all over. One chick even grabbed it by its toe and pulled it. I currently have it separated from the others, how long do you think it needs to be separated. It cries out for the company so I have been going over and holding it and it quiets down. Makes me so sad to hear it cry but then I dont want it being attacked either. Are silkies different that raising bigger chicks because they are smaller? First time hatching silkies. thanks!