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Can silkies get along with other chickens?

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Or will the others beat them up too bad?  I have standard EE's, standard Barred Rocks, a standard light brahma, and Japanese bantams.  I want to increase my # of bantams, but don't know if silkies are the way to go.  I am thinking about them because they are easy to get and they should lay much better than the Japanese bantams.

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I think as long as their crest and beards are not too big and they can see, they are fine.  I have a pair that have free-ranged and cooped with my big girls and even a light brahma roo that get along fine.

http://threecedarsilkies.webs.com/

 

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Raising exhibition silkies in black, white, blue, splash and American Paint

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http://threecedarsilkies.webs.com/

 

NPIP certified

Member APA, ABA, ASBC

Raising exhibition silkies in black, white, blue, splash and American Paint

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My 4 silkies get along fine with my others.  I have EEs, Welsummers, one BO roo, and one frizzle hen and they all get along just fine.  The frizzle hen was the only full grown hen I had last fall and she thought she was the mother to the silkies.  It was really cute.

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