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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by azhenhouse, Jan 23, 2011.
Would it be safe to add a Silkie Rooster with 11 standard hens?
Well, I'm sure he'll like it. The hens may be less than enthusiastic till they get used to him, though.
What speckledhen said.
Plus, it would be a hoot to watch the flock interaction once he becomes The Rooster of This Flock.
I think it will work, just keep an eye on them so they don't peck his fuzzy little head.
I have a bantam Cochin roo "Bug" in a coop with a Light Brahama mix, a BLRW, an EE and a bantam frizzle and they all do just fine. He is a very attentive roo and tries to mate with all the hens, although I'm not sure how successful he is with the girls that are twice his size! These chickens were all hatched at the same time and grew up together.
I have a silkie roo with my standard hens.
I have 3 buff orps, 3 aracauna, 1 red sex link & 2 silkie hens.
THey all get along fine.
My little d'uccle roo is top dog with my big girls. He was older than them when I got him though, so I suspect that played a big part of them accepting his leadership almost immediately.
It'll be a little hard for him to do his job, but I'm sure nothing bad can really happen.