I was wondering about free ranging new silkies with older birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jferlisi, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have 9 chickens i already free range during the day. I got 2 silkies today and i was going to let them mingle with the girls and boys in there 24x24 with a 6x12 added corner run. I was wondering if i would also be able to let them free range or should i keep the two in the run for a few days till they know its home. They are 4 months so im told but it was getting dark when i saw them. Atm they are in a makeshift coop until i can make a real one for the new ones cause i dont think im comfortable with them being in with the others right now.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010

  2. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I dont let my silkies free range because of preds. they have lots of fluff by thier eyes and dont see well they also dont fly so they have to run from preds. they are not that fast.
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    In my area a free-ranged Silkie is a predator magnet more than any other chicken I've seen.

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