New Silkie Questions!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PoultryQueen29, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 3 silkie chicks and they are now 4 months old. I think one is a rooster so I am giving it back to the breeder. I am interested in getting one or two partridge silkie chicks from someone but in the end I can only keep one. I've heard that when raising them, I would have to have at least two of the same age group so they don't get lonely. Would I have to get two to raise and then give one away or could I just get one? I can't have a rooster anyway so if I got two and one was a rooster I would have to give it away anyway. Also, could I put a silkie of a different age but same size in with my older silkies or do they have to be the same age? Do I have to wait and get a grown hen the same age as mine for them to get along?

    I'm a first time silkie owner if you couldn't tell already so I need help! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
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    I would recommend quarantine them for a week to prevent spread of disease if you're wanting to put them in with a hen. If you want to give the rooster away there's a better chance that he can find a good home
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice [​IMG]
     
  4. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mostly want to know if you can mix ages with silkies. I've heard you can't but if they are the same size does it matter?
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    After quarantine, you can keep them side by side for a while with a wire divider. They should be fine together after a couple of weeks. Silkies are very docile.
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Mixed ages shouldn't be a problem unless they are newly hatched or very, very young.
     
  7. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot! It really helps! [​IMG]
     

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