Keeping different breeds in the same brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dec1an, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, have currently got 6 silkie eggs (not bantam size) and 6 orpington eggs in my incubator and want to know if i can keep them in the same brooder? I would at a guess say yes up to a certain age, but i havent had experience before so i dont want to chance it and it having a negative effect on them. Any help would be great!
     
  2. AnimalLover99

    AnimalLover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will be fine. any breeds can grow up together im pretty sure. also silkies are only bantam
     
  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't see breeds, just other chickens ;). Yes, it'll be fine.
     
  4. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help guys. I thought as much but didnt want to chance it. Actually animal lover Silkies are classed as large fowl. A misconception i think because of their size. Had me fooled until someone told me
     
  5. AnimalLover99

    AnimalLover99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they definitely come in bantam and if there are large fowl silkies they are veeery rare
     
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  6. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ones in America are the bantam variety.
     
  7. Dec1an

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    Oh i didnt realise they didnt have many in America. The majority ive seen in england are large fowl
     

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