Silkie Chick Problem

chickendude1

In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 25, 2010
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Morganton North Carolina
ok i have a white silkie hen that has 3 chicks under her that are about 2 weeks old. I just hatched out some chicks there about the same size and i think i mother chicken rasies them better than i could. But what should i do : let the moma chicken take the newly hatched chicks or should i just seperate the just hatched ones in a different box. ???
 

smokeykk

Songster
8 Years
Mar 15, 2011
785
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Pennsylvania
You could do whichever you like. But make sure the chicks don't get into layer feed or they will die. They can't eat that stuff!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
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SW Arkansas
If mama's chicks are two weeks old it may be too late to give her foster chicks. You can try it, but be careful. She could turn on them in a heartbeat.
 

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