silkie's

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  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, im getting 2 silkie hens in a few weeks if i hatch some duck eggs under them do i have 2 separate 1 hen from the other hen if the duck's hatch ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't think so, but I could be wrong. The mothering hen should protect them as her own. Silkies love to be mommies.
     
  3. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    say thay start 2 fight or something then i separate them yeah ?
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Depends.

    In March, I had two hens raise a clutch of 10 chicks together. They would fight sometimes, but only feathers were plucked and it usually didn't last long. And in July I had 3 hens raise a clutch of 9 chicks. A little fighting at first, but once each hen knew their place, things settled down. I would try to let both hens hatch and see how they do. If things get too vicious, then separate them.
     
  5. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanks [​IMG] what can silkie's eat ?
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Yup they like the company I think [​IMG] See here are 2 silkies and a showgirl raising 6 marans chicks.
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    Just have to keep an eye on them but I would think they will be fine. Good luck!


    Chef
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:Anything that a regular hen can.
     
  8. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanks [​IMG] can thay eat bread ?
     
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  9. Year of the Rooster

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    Quote:As a treat yes.
     
  10. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old do silkies have 2 be before thay can go broody ?
     
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