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3 Questions about my silkies

post #1 of 6
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1.

I have 2 older silkies that are about 2 years old and I have 4, 3 and a half months old and will the older ones fight with my younger ones?

2.

Will i be able to put eggs under my older silkies?

3.

Will my 3 and a half onth old roo be able to mate with the older?

post #2 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC.

 

To answer your questions.

 

1. Please see these links...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

 

2. Once your eggs are fertile, sure. 

 

3. No, not for a few months. He is far too young.

 

Hope that helps

 

CT

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #4 of 6
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Thanks, I found out that my roo is actually 6 months old is that good enough??

post #5 of 6
Well your roo is plenty old enough but, your youngest chicks are not. He may harm them trying to breed and overbreed them.. A rooster can handle 10 hens, if you don't have that many or your girls are too young - he may end up physically damaging them. You may have to keep him separated from the girls, until they are old enough to lay eggs. Silkies tend to go broody but, not all of them do.

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post #6 of 6
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Thanks I heard that silkies are very brooding so I was thinking that I could put eggs under her would that work?

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