Mix standards and silkies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CountryFried, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. CountryFried

    CountryFried Chirping

    Mar 6, 2010
    SE AL
    I have some turken and Ameraucana chicks, and Silkies about 4 months old. When the chicks are big enough to go outside, can they go in with the Silkies, or do they need a separate coop for long-term?
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:I hatch out all kinds of breeds together-havent had a problem except with the turkey tom! I wouldnt pen them seperately unless you want purity in your flocks for hatching:) If they get along ...Great!
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    I just put my silkies (8 weeks old) in with standard chicks (4 weeks old) and have had no problems yet, since they are all roughly the same size. Just make sure they are the same size and keep a close eye on em! I housed mine in cages next to each other for a few weeks before putting them together just by chance so that may have helped. I have room to separate them should the silkies start getting picked on, but they are slightly bigger than the standards so I hope that helped. [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My standard chicks live happily with my two silkies AND the cornish Xs. Ellie Mae, my red silkie, bosses the CXs around, it's a riot. I worry non-stop about the silkies being hurt by the big birds, but everyone is thriving.

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