Mix chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by usarmy2304, May 17, 2016.

  1. usarmy2304

    usarmy2304 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone- my neighbor is giving me 6 chickens (8 weeks old) and my wife bought 4 silkies (3 weeks old) - were getting the 6 chickens very soon , but would we be able to mix the 4 silkies in with them? And if so how soon ?
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  2. taimon01

    taimon01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep them in pens near each other and then when the silkies are off heat allow them to see each for another week . Then when you are can moniter them for the day introduce them to each other, there may be some fighting but don't stop it unless it gets too nasty.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Usually chicks that grew up together get along but, silkies (and also polish) tend to be picked on because they look so different. Silkies are also much more likely to be attacked by predators (need more safeguarding) because their crests and beards obscure their vision. Also silkie wing feathers are not good for flying. They can jump but, that's about it.
     
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