Will my silkie pullet adopt the chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1st_chicken, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have 4 five month old silkie pullets. This Saturday, a few chicks are going to hatch from my incubator.....

    Do you think i can get one of my silkie pullets to adopt them? They have never laid an egg before. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    sorry if this in the wrong category i was not sure in which one to put it in..... [​IMG]
     
  2. ucleggs

    ucleggs Out Of The Brooder

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  3. 123ChickieLou

    123ChickieLou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Bluff Orp that I introduced two new chicks to hoping they'd take to each other and she could watch over them and nest with them.

    She pecked them and made them scream bloody murder.

    I have read that silkies are more likely to take in other chicks so I suppose it's worth a shot. But if they aren't laying yet themselves....?
     
  4. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings [​IMG] , but it is just as likely she'll kill them. Raise the babies in their own brooder -- they'll be fine.

    Jenny
     
  5. kippy2

    kippy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    they may its hard to say it depends on the chickens
     
  6. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2... I wouldn't risk it.. If they've never even laid an egg.. If they had already gone broody then maybe, but they don't even know how to be mommas yet.. jmo
     
  7. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2... I wouldn't risk it.. If they've never even laid an egg.. If they had already gone broody then maybe, but they don't even know how to be mommas yet.. jmo

    X3
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    IF the silkie is broody, then yes it's often amazingly easy to get a silkie to adopt day old chicks.

    If the silkie has not yet gone broody, then no.
     
  9. If she is not broody it is highly oun lickley but it could hapen
     

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