can a silkie go with my roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by five is my dog, Jul 23, 2013.

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    five is my dog Songster

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    i want a silkie but my rooster is so big could he mate with her or would he hurt her. hes pretty big heres a picture.[​IMG]
     
  2. Depends a lot on how gentle he is. If you got a standard silkie vs bantam, she could probably handle him (though I'd suggest having a chicken apron on her)
     
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    five is my dog Songster

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    hes pretty protective with them and pretty gentle. what does the apron do?
     
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  4. It's a little piece of cloth that hangs around the back of the hen, to prevent the roosters claws / spurs from hurting the hen.
     
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    five is my dog Songster

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    ok ill look into that
     

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