Are Silkie roos nicer than Buff Orp roos?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by COOLNARWHALZ, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. COOLNARWHALZ

    COOLNARWHALZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I need a rooster and I'm not sure which will protect my hens and also be nice to me so which one buff orpington roo or silkie roo?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    IMHO, I don't think a silkie is a good choice for flock protection. They need something to protect them. They're not wary and can't see predators coming.

    Are those the two breeds you have?
     
  3. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely not suggest a Silkie cockerel for your flock's protection. Silkies, while very docile and nice towards people, are just a free meal waiting for predators. If you have an inclosed run and don't free range, I would say go for it. But if you want free ranging or even ranging in general, it's not the best choice at all.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    X2, worst choice would be more accurate.
     

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