Best Silkie Companian Breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkiesInSuburb, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Silkies, but for a while my family and I have wanted a companion breed for our Silkies. However, we don't know which ones will match up with them. Our only specifications are that the chicken is nice and not a meat bird. Any suggestions would be great. Thank you!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Bantam cochins are generally a mild mannered breed much like silkies.
     
  3. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will look into them.
     
  4. red283672

    red283672 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would recommend cochins to and wyandottes.
     
  5. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes are a good option. Buff Orpingtons are also docile and likely won't bother Silkies. Something like that should work.
     
  6. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all these suggestions! I actually have a neighbor with Buff Orpingtons. They're adorable. However, they admitted to not handling them enough and they are a bit flighty. I'm almost positive, though, with proper handling the birds will be friendly. And I'll take a look at Wyandottes. I think my other neighbor has one (I'm surrounded by other chicken lovers). Thanks for all the suggestions! It means a lot.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that you would be better off getting bantam fowl rather than large birds to add to your flock.
     
  8. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. I was trying to find bantams of those kinds anyway
     

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