Silkie Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by whitecra, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I have 3 silkie chicks that we are keeping. They are 5 weeks old now. When will it be safe to put them out in the pen with the big silkies?
    Chris
     
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] no the older ones will hurt them
     
  3. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Thats is why I am asking when it will be ok to put them out there,
    Chris
     
  4. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    I put mine out when they are all the same size
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't put my young ones in with the mature ones until they are close to laying age. Not only do you have to worry about the older ones hurting them, the babies are too young for the excess calcium feed that layers eat. Nutrition and safety need to be considered.

    Jody
     
  6. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Thanks for the info.
    Chris
     

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