older chicks with day olds and hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kasey08, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    so i have a pair of silkies and there 3, prolly 3 month old babies. the hen is sitting on more eggs and is due tomorrow. should i move the older chicks? i dont think the hen or roo would let the older chicks hurt the new chicks but i dont want to take the chance. if i should move them should i put the roo in with the older chicks so they wont freak? or should i leave the roo in with the hen and the new chicks?
     
  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    anyone? i already have 5 chicks
     
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma should protect them but Bigger will always pick on littler and Momma is going to need to be tough.
    Caroline
     
  4. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    yeah i dont think the roo will let them hurt the new ones. they where all still sleeping on each other last night [​IMG] think i should move them out? i can divide the pen but they can find a way to the other side. so idk what to do [​IMG] i'm getting rid of them but the person that wants one only wants it when its an adult so i dont want to leave her alone
     

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