How soon should I introduce my silkie chicks to my flock? pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sassah001, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Sassah001

    Sassah001 In the Brooder

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    The average size of my silkies
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    The little guy
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    The rest of my chichi's(the adults are the lighter colored chickens at the top)
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    My little guys are a little over 4 weeks right now, I have one that is exceptionally small(about half size) the rest are the size of the one with my 4 month old kittens. When would be a good time to introduce them to my flock? right now it is getting down to freezing at night so they are inside but without a heat lamp (stays around 60). I have about 10 2.5 month olds(barred rock ameraucana cross) in the coop and 2 bantam adults(ameraucana and Brahma, ameraucana is brooding right now). So all the chickens outside are about the same size now.


    What do you think?
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    Your other birds look to be fairly large and will probably pick on the little ones.
     
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

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    I have a month old silky and just added to her brooder,
    a 3 day old ameracuna. Iam watching to see what happens .
    have a heat lamp 125 watt and the room is always at 75
    I need more room in the bator.
     
  4. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

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    i would say at 8 to 9 weeks they should be fine to go in
     
  5. Sassah001

    Sassah001 In the Brooder

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    ok, should I be worried that the little one is still so small even though it is the same age as the other 3?
     
  6. Can't speak to your question but the picture of the Silkie with the kittens is ADORABLE! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sassah001

    Sassah001 In the Brooder

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    yeah, I thought so too!
     

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