Jersey Giants and Silkies - should I use one hatcher or two?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsejody, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Tomorrow is day 18. I have two bators that could be used as hatchers. I have 10 Jersey Giants, 5 silkies and one small mixed bantam egg. Should I separate the big guys from the little ones? Will the giants play "bowling for silkies" or will everybody be safe together?
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Jersey Giants aren't really 'giants' until about 6 months of age when they start to pull ahead of normal sized pullets. They're maybe a smidge bigger in the brooder, but are nothing like the size of Cornish Crosses.
     
  3. horsejody

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    The 2 of the 3 Giants I just hatched look like linebackers. They're 11 days old. When they were in the hatcher, they were very rambunctious.
     

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