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I'm new at chickens and I have a few questions.

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by belgianboy, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. belgianboy

    belgianboy New Egg

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    I am getting some chicks and I was wondering if I put a female silkie with the chicks (they will probably be faverolles) will she try and take care of the chicks? I'm getting 2-3 chicks.
    Also I live in belgium where it's really wet and gets reasonably cold in the winter and quite warm in the summer. Will the chicks be fine as adults.
    Is it a good idea to keep them with 1 silkie or 2?
     
  2. LONDON HENS

    LONDON HENS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Silkie should be broody before you give her chicks.

    It is not 100% that the silkie will accept the chicks if she is not in a broody state.

    But Silkies have been known to adopt when not broody but very very rare.

    Thats my opinion
     
  3. belgianboy

    belgianboy New Egg

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    Oh ok thanks
     

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