Banties and Cochins X?

coonriver

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May 3, 2010
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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
 

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
 

coonriver

Songster
9 Years
May 3, 2010
150
5
114
Sac City,Iowa
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"


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

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