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

    Dec 27, 2014
    Bogart GA
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Silkies are GENERALLY mellow natured and less likely to pick on smaller chicks than most breeds.

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