Banties and Cochins X?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by coonriver, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some silkies and standard size Cochin's and Aracanas free ranging in the yard,will banties and standard size chickens cross?Thanks
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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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 [​IMG]
     
  3. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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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" [​IMG]

    Or are you worried about the big birds damaging the silkie's feathers?
     

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