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Surrogate mother

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happyheart, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. happyheart

    happyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Thornville, Oh
    Has anyone ever used a Silkie as a surrogate mother? Like if you would buy chicks and put them with the Silkie do you think she would tend to them or hurt them?
  2. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    I have a hen that will take anything but shes the only one I've seen do it .Unless she is setting already or has chicks the same color and age.You can try it ,just keep a close eye on them for a couple of hours .Most want.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Unless your silkie is broody and has been on eggs for a while she is most likely ging to kill new chick shoved under her out of the blue.

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