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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Dec 12, 2011.
Will my moms silkie hen adopt my baby chicks?
How old are the chicks? Has she been a mama before?
Quote:The chicks are a week old, and REALLY want a chicken mama. Then think my hand is a broody
No she hasnt...
The only thing you can do is try. Being a silkie, it should be easy, but you never know.
I would give them a meet and greet, and see how they get along.
I have even heard of silkie roos getting in on the maternal action.
But every bird is different. Put them together in a quiet area.
She may take them in right away, or she can peck them on the head and kill one instantly.
Watch them very closely for the first time together.
Some people slip the babies under mama at night, so when she wakes up, it's like what the heck? I have kids!
But if she's never been broody, it is a crapshoot.
She isnt even laying yet, I put her with them and she just looked at them like "COOL" and sat on them. The chicks were so excited and just looked at her and peeped and cuddled! It was so cute! if ya want I will get a pic... Looks kinda funny, a buff silkie, and lavender black blue and splash chicks..... So adorable though
I bet that is SO cute!
Yes please do post pics!