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Introducing mixed chicks to a flock of silkies???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenesis536, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

    Oct 3, 2010
    I have 4 silkies that are 10 months old. I just picked up a mix of chicks/pullets (they are all about 8 weeks old except the frizzle). They newbies are hanging out in their own area for now, but when I put them together with the silkies do you think I'll have a problem? When I had standard breeds they definitely got mad and attacked the newbies, but I'm not sure how bad the silkes will be.

    The new ones are:
    1 polish
    1 frizzle
    1 cochin (could be a banty)
    1 ameraucana - haven't looked at the legs yet so could be an ee but has feathers on its feet - the guy said he was told it was an ameraucana/maran cross but wasn't sure... it's super pretty, very fawn color with white, bearded
    1 barred rock
    1 silver-laced wyandotte

    They are all about the same size with the frizzle probably being the largest because it is older (about 8 months). She's also the loudest.

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    My Silkies don't mind newcomers at all. It's usually the other way around where you find difficulty; introducing Silkies to an older flock.
    Especially if they're all relatively the same size. There may be some pecking-order stuff going on, but that's normal in any flock.

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