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3 Questions about my silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SilkieSaint, May 30, 2016.

  1. SilkieSaint

    SilkieSaint Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
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    Will i be able to put eggs under my older silkies?
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    Will my 3 and a half onth old roo be able to mate with the older?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. SilkieSaint

    SilkieSaint Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I found out that my roo is actually 6 months old is that good enough??
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. SilkieSaint

    SilkieSaint Out Of The Brooder

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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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