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Silkie hen with serama rooster?

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Hi!

I have a serama rooster and I want to get him a hen that won't be big enough to attack him but he can't over breed, are there and breeds that will work?

 

 

Thanks

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Many breeds would work for him.    On a side note.   If you would get a serama hen, then you would have fertile eggs that you could incubate or put under a broody hen.   Serama chicks bring in a descent  $  and are frequently sought after.   I am trying to find a hen for myself within driving distance, and all I find is  ether too expensive or too far away.   Pet only and hen only since cant have roosters. 

 

WISHING YOU BEST :thumbsup

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Many breeds would work for him.    On a side note.   If you would get a serama hen, then you would have fertile eggs that you could incubate or put under a broody hen.   Serama chicks bring in a descent  $  and are frequently sought after.   I am trying to find a hen for myself within driving distance, and all I find is  ether too expensive or too far away.   Pet only and hen only since cant have roosters. 

 

WISHING YOU BEST :thumbsup


I read that if you have just one it can get over bred and hurt.

post #4 of 9

It may be better to consider having at the very least 6 hens for your roo - its better for the girls and he'd be as happy as a pig in s***! :D

 

 

All the  best

CT

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It may be better to consider having at the very least 6 hens for your roo - its better for the girls and he'd be as happy as a pig in s***! :D

 

 

All the  best

CT


I don't have room for 6, would say 2-3 work?

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Guess you can "suck it and see" - get as many girls as you can and observe for severe feather loss at the neck and saddle area - or worse. Numbers are only a guide, so don't get too hung up on them (the generally recommended roo:hen ratio is 10:1) - use your common sense and be prepared to find a way to contain your little roo if he is getting too much of a handful for your girls. As long as you have a plan B, then why not try it?

 

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CT

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He would most likely do well with 2-3 hens. Especially is you're considering Cochins or Silkies, since they're on the bigger end of the bantam spectrum. Have a back up plan just in case though.
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post #9 of 9
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I was thinking of Japanese Bantams, would those work?

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