to brood or not to brood that is my newbie question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1sttimer, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so im getting (hopefully:fl) five, month old silkie chicks, should i still put them in a brooder?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yes. Most regular chicks need extra heat til they are fully feathered at around 8-10 weeks. Silkies are more delicate. Read: pain in the butt chickens. I would brood them til 10 weeks at a minimum.
     
  3. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thank you very much
     

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