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Introducing 2 adult silkies too my 6-7 week old chicks???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by connor97, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. connor97

    connor97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is this good idea, or are my chicks still too small? I wanted to get the silkies when the chicks were still smaller, that way when the chicks grow older they won't be as harsh to the little mini bantams. Should I wait it out? If you think it would be okay I would prefer to get them now because I don't know when the petstore I'm getting them from will have them again or not.
     
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that it's a good idea but I haven't tried it myself. Are these silkies adults? Great chance to learn a more effective way of having silkies with LF. Let us know how it goes. [​IMG]
     
  3. connor97

    connor97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they will be adults.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd give it a go. As long as they chicks have enough space to get away, they should be fine. Depending on the quality of the Silkies (if their crests are big) they may not even be able to see well enough to do much pecking. If that's the case, you might want to make sure the chicks don't pick on them :p Good luck!
    Nikki
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  5. connor97

    connor97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We ended up getting only 1 silkie. She settled right in and the chicks love having a big fluffy hen to snuggle up to at night. The pecking and fighting only lasted about 30 seconds and they were all buds. Day 2 with the silkie and all still getting along just fine. [​IMG]
     
  6. connor97

    connor97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they all are this morning. Thanks for all your help everyone !
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  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...they love each other [​IMG]
     

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