Breeding Silkies

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by BabyandCotton, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to start breeding pet quality Silkies. This will be my first time breeding chickens (I've done muscovys) Any advice? Again, breeding pet quality. I have a few questions as well
    1. Can a Silkie hatch her own eggs?
    2. Can two Silkies share a brood cage?
    3. What color rooster is best for multicolored hens?(say I have 2 buff, 2 black, and 1 splash hens. What color rooster is best for having solid color chicks?)
    Also, any advice from experienced Silkie breeders is quite welcome!
     
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  2. KuneKune

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    A silkie can hatch its own eggs, they are very broody and make good mothers.
     
  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. KuneKune

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    I don't know much but if you want to talk to an expert than try and find NickyKnaky.
     
  5. KuneKune

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    Sorry NickyKnack
     

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