Odd Buddies: Can it last?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pbjmaker, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My last two hatches I got single chicks [​IMG] A serama (now 2 weeks) and a BC Marans (now 1 week). They have become fast friends but I'm wondering if it can last. The serama is very protective of the BCM but what happens when she outgrows her by a lot?

    Here is a picture I took of them today:

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I think when animals bond, they bond. The larger one will probably always protect the smaller one. That pic is TOO cute!
  3. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2007
    As long as they're not both roos.If opposite sex,hopefully the large one is a pullet. I have a toulouse goose and a BEI duck that are hatch mates and are always together. The goose is very protective of her drake. So I don't see where you'll have any problems.
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I have 3 guineas that hang with a turkey and duck, and refuse to be part of the guinea crowd.(not that I blame them) and they have been this way since June. So I would think yours will remain buddies till someone makes them seperate. [​IMG]
  5. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    We had a silkie and a RIR who grew up together.
    The RIR was big and strong and all the other chickens were scared for him.
    He was very protective of the silkie and they fight too. Very funny but the silkie was not afraid for him. He never hurt the silkie though. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Longview, WA
    I hope you decide to call them Felix and Oscar.
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Cute names but I think they are both girls. [​IMG] The serama is named Pipsqueak, the BCM doesn't have a set name yet - we've been calling her The Big Bird. I just think it's funny that the serama is the one watching over the BCM.
  8. trulyviolet

    trulyviolet Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2008
    i have a sheep who thinks he's a goat ( edited to add, his best friend is a little nubian doe)
    so why wouldn't two chickens be friends for life?

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  9. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    that is so cute [​IMG]
  10. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2008
    Canton, Texas
    That picture is sooo cute! I have no idea about bonding amoung chickens- I am a newbie.

    The picture and the size remind me of the cartoon with the great big baby Huey and is little mother.[​IMG]

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