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silkies..to buy or not to buy???

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

  1. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
    Virginia
    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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