Singe chick!

Becchapman

Hatching
Jun 9, 2020
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Hi all. I have just joined so hoping I have done this correctly.
first time chicken Hatcher and tomorrow is day 21 ( hatch day for my silkie)
I had 5 eggs and I only have one left in the incubator...
My question is..
Will my silkie need a friend to grow woth?
should I incubate again in hope for another silkie ? If so they will be about 4 weeks apart.
Otherwise I can get a larger breed of chick which is hatching 4 days later.
I really only do want Silkies, so it means I might potentially have to rehome the bigger chicken.

fingers crossed my last little guy makes it out of the egg ! No pipping yet !
Thanks all!
 

Becchapman

Hatching
Jun 9, 2020
7
5
8
Will they be ok to introduce when 4 weeks apart?
I might have to wait for the new hatch to be a couple weeks old so they don’t get trampled on.
 

coloradowildflower

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 12, 2008
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Utah
They usually integrate pretty well within a couple months of each other. Same rules as always, though: put them together with a barrier and let them get used to seeing/hearing each other before they can reach each other. Let the little one grow out in size a while until they're both able to hold their own.
Good luck!
 

Becchapman

Hatching
Jun 9, 2020
7
5
8
They usually integrate pretty well within a couple months of each other. Same rules as always, though: put them together with a barrier and let them get used to seeing/hearing each other before they can reach each other. Let the little one grow out in size a while until they're both able to hold their own.
Good luck!
 

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