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

horsejody

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Feb 11, 2008
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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?
 

greyfields

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Mar 15, 2007
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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.
 

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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