Introduced my LITTLE chick to my BIG chicks today!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by my4ladies, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2010
    Today I brought my almost 1 week old silkie baby to meet my 5 week old chicks (and one 8 wk old silkie). I had the big chicks in the run at first, and let the baby walk on the outside. After a while I stood in there with them and brought baby in too. They didn't seem to care. Then I stepped out...and still nothing. They noticed her, but didn't do anything. Is this what they'd normally do, and then when you're not looking go in for the peckathon? I wasn't sure what to expect. Here's a pic:

    In the picture they are eating food I threw down, but they were paying her no mind to her even before I put the food down. So, if I do this every day do you think by 3 weeks she'll be able to be locked in with them? And if yes, would I absolutely need a heat lamp on at night if they are all snuggled up together?

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