My Silkie is having trouble!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mycookoonest, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Songster

    May 29, 2008
    Hudson Valley NY
    I hatched out 2 silkies this weekend, one adjusted getting into the brooder fine with the week olds, but our little white one is having trouble. She wants to be in there so bad but the bigger chicks peck at her feet wicked. They even caused her to bleed. We've tried introducing her supervised several times!

    Right now she's in the bator (at least until I can set up a box for her) with food and water, and a paper plate for her to lay on. I opened all the vents to get the air flow better...

    If I give her a few more days to heal will she be ok to reintroduce to the bigger ones?
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    I introduced my day olds to my two week olds when the babies were 1 1/2 weeks old. (so the older ones were 3 1/2 weeks old). I had tried it when I first brought them home but they were pecked immediately. The second time, when they were older, went great. no problems since.

    I would say put your two silkies together and try again in a week or two!


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