thoughts on keeping 6 week old silkies with younger chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dixiebazarre, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Dixiebazarre

    Dixiebazarre Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 six week old silkies and 11 other breeds all ranging from 3-4 weeks. They all seem to get along. Originally one of the silkies was a kind of mommy to my fist 4 chicks. When I got more it stressed the silkie so I got her a friend and put them in a separate brooder. They kept escaping over the top to be with the others, so today I put them all together. I've been watching them and they seem fine. Should I be worried? I put my 2 tiny EEs in a brooder separate since they are still so fragile, but everyone else is pretty harty.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Silkies are GENERALLY mellow natured and less likely to pick on smaller chicks than most breeds.
     

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