Banties and Cochins X?

LarryPQ

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Yes they will. Chicks will have an easier time if the hen lays a large egg: so small roo, big hens. But nature really doesnt care either way
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coonriver

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OK thanks,i don't really want my silkies to be crossed,so the only way is to keep them separate from the regular size chickens right?Thanks!
 

LarryPQ

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Pretty much....but so long as you dont hatch the silkie eggs, there shouldnt be a problem. Many folks say the roos ignore their silkie hens because, "they don't look like proper chickens"
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Or are you worried about the big birds damaging the silkie's feathers?
 

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