Poor chicky

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChandaMerrie, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. ChandaMerrie

    ChandaMerrie In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2011
    2 weeks ago I had 3 silkie chicks hatch (their daddy's a frizzle) now today only one of my Marans hatched [​IMG] I just want to know if in a couple of days could I put the Maran with the 3 silkies? I don't want her to be lonely!! Or should I wait until my duckling hatches, I should say if it hatches! Out of 4 eggs only one looks like it will hatch [​IMG], the rest I took out of the bator a week or so ago!
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    I think 2 weeks difference is big but on border of ok. Wait til you have bird in hand and then may introduce with supervision. I am not silkie proficient, are silkie chicks closer to bantam size? If so may not have a problem after first few hours. Good luck.
  3. ChandaMerrie

    ChandaMerrie In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2011
    Yes, silikies are very small. I think the maran is about the same size as they are! Thank you!
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Since the older chicks are about the same size as the new one, it should be ok to put them together. Especially with silkies being pretty gentle. Just make sure to keep an eye on them for a while.
  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    heck go ahead and put the darn chick with the others

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