Integrating

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkiesRcool, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

    271
    28
    89
    Nov 1, 2016
    Florida
    I added my 6 three weeks EE chicks to my 2 silkies one roo and one female. They're going to sleep together tonight in a 5X6 coop. The roo pecked at them a couple of times but never actually clawed or anything. Any thing I should do to help them get used to each other or advice? Thank you
    [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,788
    6,233
    496
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It takes time. I personally separate out my young ones at night for a while until I'm comfortable leaving everyone together.
     
  3. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

    271
    28
    89
    Nov 1, 2016
    Florida
    Ok well I can't get out to them tonight will they be ok tomorrow or could they be killed?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,788
    6,233
    496
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Can't really say, silkies are usually more easy going than other breeds so that should help. Having some hiding spots or somewhere the chicks can slip under or through but the adults can't, can help too.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by