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2 Cocks, 1 silkie 1 Wynadotte

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SimonChicken, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. SimonChicken

    SimonChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My flock of 10, 3 silkies (1 cock) 6 hybrids 1 Barnevelder and 1 polish frizzle bantam. They all free range and there is 3 coops available, the silkies in one and the rest in another. So with the spare coop, enough for 8 birds I have been offered 3 Wynadottes one of them a cock. Can this work out as the one cockeral will be greatly larger than the other therefore there will be no competition? I am open to getting more hens if this will defuse the tension greater.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The silky will resent any other rooster entering his turf and will fight the Wyandotte. The Wyandotte will kick his butt, and if a mellow bird will then leave him alone or if not he may actually kill the silky. Closely monitor any integrations of these flocks.
     
  3. SimonChicken

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    The wynadotte, is from my neighbour and has been kept with cockerels his whole life, the silky is also the same however they were brothers, fathers etc will this make them more likely to get along?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Give it a try. That's really the only way to find out for sure. Good luck.
     
  5. SimonChicken

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    Yeah I thought as much after all they are all different in temperament, thanks anyway :)
     

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