Is it okay to hatch just one chick if I already have 8 chickens?

truchickendiva

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No. Unfortunately not. Any new babies will need either a team or a broody mama for incorporation and transition into the coop. Of course it has been done with 1, but the bullying is too harsh to subject a baby to purposefully. Even with gentle silkies. You're better off having one of your silkies go broody and brood 3 eggs.
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MGG

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No. Unfortunately not. Any new babies will need either a team or a broody mama for incorporation and transition into the coop. Of course it has been done with 1, but the bullying is too harsh to subject a baby to purposefully. Even with gentle silkies. You're better off having one of your silkies go broody and brood 3 eggs.
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