ATTENTION SILKIE owners!! some quick questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Zzguy, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    i've been researching breeds to get for my newly built chicken coop. I fell in love with silkies when i started researching them, i need to know if they will do good with other, perhaps bigger, breeds. also it gets really hot in the summer, will this be a prob.?
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Before I answer you shuld know silkies are evil and will try and kill you.

    They do fine with standard breeds. Mine get along fine but the silkies keep
    to themselves.

    As for the heat silkies are more sensitive to the heat than standards. Provide
    them plenty of shade and water and they should be ok.
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    I have a silkie hen with a buff orpington, Easter egg hens, 1 giant EE rooster, "egyptian houdan"hen a rooster (we really don't know what they are so we call them this), black jersey giant hen, and 3 leghorn hens. They get along just fine but then again these are my birds, some people don't have any luck with silkies in their flock. Around here it gets up to about 100 degrees in summer and she does fine.


    Just wanted to add that my silkie is in a shaded area as well but still it can get to be about 100 in their too. Purplechicken, what would we do with out you? You make us laugh in almost every thing you write.[​IMG]
     
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  4. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies are great chickens and should be fine with other chickens.They are great setters on eggs to.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Well I was just trying to help. [​IMG]

    My silkie hen is so good with chicks of all ages where my standards want to eat the
    chicks.
     
  6. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicken run is about 10 by 10, about how many chickens will be able to fit comfortably in it??
     
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    20-25 chickens. If you get standard then I would say about 20 but if you get bantams then 25 definatly.
     
  8. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:really?? because the reason i asked was because the run looked really small, the copp is about 8 by 4, still 20-25?
     
  9. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    OOOOOOOOO, I thought you meant that your coop was that big, I was hesitant to post my answer thinking that you were just talking about the run but if your coop is 8 by 4 then I would say 10 chickens would be MAX.
     
  10. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    does the run size matter.
     

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