silkie surrogate

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davecash, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

    407
    0
    149
    Jul 22, 2007
    kaintucky
    i have a non broody silkie outside
    and i incubator hatched 4 chicks
    would it be safe to put those chicks in with the silkie hen and her roo

    would she adopt them?
     
  2. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

    780
    2
    141
    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    no, it is not safe. a non broody chicken will peck chicks to death. also, even if she were broody, you would not keep the rooster in with the hen and chicks.

    a mother hen and chicks need to be kept separate from other hens and roos.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by