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I am planning on getting 2 buff orpingtons, 2 americanas, 2 rhode island, and I already have 2 silkies. Do you think that this flock will get along? Also what rooster should I get Americana or Buff Orpington? I do not want a silkie or rhode island red rooster..

11 silkies and 5 red sex links

I thank God for everything.

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11 silkies and 5 red sex links

I thank God for everything.

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Probably, and whatever rooster you want.  They're individuals so there's no certain answer.  Your chances are always better if they are raised together, or you gradually introduce them to each other.  Some people have more trouble keeping Silkies with large fowl than others do.  Here's a good article about this:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

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14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Assuming you have your silkie hens in with your LF girls, I'd look for a smaller breed roost (not necessarily a bantam, although that wouldn't hurt).  I would worry about a really big rooster mounting small silkie hens - which isn't always a problem with mature, mannerly roos.  But if you get a young, hormonal one it could be a problem.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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