buy or not to buy???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NJbirdlover, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Salem County, NJ
    That is the question-

    long story short-

    My chick order has been delayed a month and we are going crazy with waiting. I have the oppurtunity to buy a few silkie chicks from someone local. I have RIR,BO,EE, BR on order now-will they be ok to mix?

    The silkie chicks are unsexed, is there anything I should look for to up my chances for pullets?

    Should I go for it, or wait for my original order????[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I'm a fan of Silkies - they're friendly and silly and great broodies. Sexing Silkies is very difficult and it usually takes between 4-6 months before you can tell for sure, so no, no tricks to sex younguns.

    You should probably keep them in seperate areas until they reach the same size - that fact that your older birds are bantams and your new ones are standards should make that pretty quick. I did something similar and just divided the brooder.

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