I bought 8 baby chicks, and put them with a new Momma

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the1honeycomb, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yadkinville NC-3yrs
    I have 2 Momma who's chicks hatched last week and the week before I put my new chicks with them, 4 each the silkie with the older chicks took the new ones in no problem I had to move them all in with her because the other Momma chased them out!! Silkie doesn't seem to mind the more the merrier! I hope she'll keep them!!
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    Well it sounds like your lucky that your silky mom will love them all. If they reject them which is still possible. get lights and 85 for the first week 80 degrees for the second 75 degrees for the 3 rd and 5 less each week until the 8th week and then they are fully feathered and no more heat forever more. Good luck sounds wonderful and fun. Just before summer and perfect timing on the moms part. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  3. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Songster

    I love our silkies, they are great mommas to all! Good luck with all your babies!
  4. HiddenHens987

    HiddenHens987 Chirping

    Mar 25, 2011
    Good luck to the new chickies!
  5. berniezahm

    berniezahm Songster

    Oct 24, 2008
    That was the reason I got some silkies, they are the super foster mom/broddies of the chicken world. God Luck! [​IMG]

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