Giants silkies together or separate brooders?

horsejody

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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

 

silkiechicken

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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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