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Breeding Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickendude1, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i have three silkies right now. One black rooster, one white hen and one black hen. The black rooster is the dad of my two hens. Is this a problem or not. Will the chicks have defects or not. Please Help !!
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    simply having a father daughter mating will not cause problems...like birds with two heads and 5 legs...

    do the birds show defects? If yes there is a larger chance that these defects will be in the offspring or that the issues will be worse...you would only want to breed father to daughter if they were great representations of what you want in birds
     
  3. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could this cause the chicks to be dying early or not ???? and also if you have a rooster that is too young could that make the young chicks die early or nott??
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    No, it is not the cause of early death. Do you mean chicks that hatch and then die? That's generally from something like cocci. Do you feed the chicks medicated chick starter? Young chicks are vulnerable to many things...too cold, cocci, trampling, drowning in the waterer, pecked by other birds...a multitude of stuff can happen.

    Are they in a brooder box or with their "mama"?
     

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