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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6keets, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. 6keets

    6keets In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2007
    NE Indiana
    Is it okay for my smaller guinea to who to climb and sleep on me larger new silkie? My guineas are 2&3 weeks and my silkie is about 5 to 6 weeks? Also I have collected quite the range of babies. How long should I keep them seperaterated? My silkie and 3 week olds are together and my 2 week olds and new chicks (week and below) are together. I had a runt when I had 6 guineas all the same age and she got slep on one night and didnt make it, so now I think I'm going to be over protective. This is my first time raising poultry and it's very upsetting to loose any of them.http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb6/6keets/mychickybabies009.jpg
  2. wren

    wren Songster 11 Years

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Do you have a heat lamp for them?
  3. 6keets

    6keets In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2007
    NE Indiana
    yeah they have a lamp and they sleep at they other end of the brooder, it's 4x2 for 5 of them.
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 20, 2007
    6keets, just make sure it's not too warm for everyone. Keeping the temp just right takes some monitoring. Panting is a sign it's too warm and huddling too cold....young ones paying no attention means just right.the larger birds will add more heat to the coop.

    Piling is common with young birds until they become more confident.


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