Giants silkies together or separate brooders?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horsejody, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I just had 10 Jersey Giants and 4 Silkies hatch. They are all in one brooder and seem fine for now. Because of the size difference should the Silkies have their own brooder? The Giants appear pretty docile but tower over the little Silkies. In truth, it's one of the Silkies that seems to push everybody around.

    Here is my little tuffie

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  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    OMG! I just realized that in that pic the Silkie looks like a little mafia guy surrounded by his big henchmen!
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I kept my silkies with my standards no problem.

    This little guy was taking a bath here with her brooder mate that is the same age. However I free range so they can get out of each others way. Silkies got the good end of the deal because they slept under the big ones:

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  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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