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Silkie Chick Problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickendude1, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    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. ???
     
  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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.
     
  4. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope she takes them [​IMG]
     

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