Operation Integration

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BirdsInParadise, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. BirdsInParadise

    BirdsInParadise Songster

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    So the Silkie and the Frenchies are co-mingling and they seem to be hitting it off well here today on day 2 of Operation Integration.
    No problems aside from a few light pecks. But I was told to expect that, so...
    One Frenchy (Squidzilla) seems a bit timid while the other (Ricky) is right in the mix with Greycloud.


    #HappyThey'reGettingAlong:wee:wee
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Careful those silkies don't get pecked in the head. What are Frenchies?
     
  3. BirdsInParadise

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    I failed to mention the Silkie is an adult. French Wheaten Marans.
    4 week-wish.
    Is it possible for them to harass the adult Silkie?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    It's possible but I wouldn't worry until the marans are adults, than you will have to see how they interact. I went by your adorable avatar silkies, so I thought they were all babies.
     
  5. BirdsInParadise

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    LoL.
    That's what I figured :thumbsup
    I heard that integrating them young may help with the transition into adults.
    I hope that's the case!
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I integrate usually around 8 weeks, but last year it was 6, and this year mine are out in the coop at 4 weeks, younger is definitely better.
     
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