? about silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenSquat, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. ChickenSquat

    ChickenSquat In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    Social Circle,Ga
    I have ordered some buff orps,barred rock, and some black austrolorp hens from a hatchery.now my wife wants some white silkies.my ? is will the silkies get along with the other hens if they are raised together as chicks or should i build a seperate coop and yard for them?
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    They will be fine if raised together. The only thing is is that most hatcheries dont sex bantams, and silkies are bantams. You could end up with a lot of roos. But they will be fine.
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My splash silkie grew up with the standards and they are all fine.
    We also just introduced a Buff Silkie into the flock and he/she is doing
    fine too. There are a few standards missing and there are feathers scattered
    around but I think it's just a coincedence. [​IMG]

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