Can Bantam Cochins, Silkie and Serama Hens all get along for the winter........

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kbell, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. kbell

    kbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a question for the chicken peoples..... I have 2 Bantam Cochin hens, 2 Silkie hens and about 18 Serama hens, my question is will my 10 x 20 be big enough for all of the girls and will they all get along? Don't want any problems, wasn't sure if the Cochins or Silkies would hurt the smaller Seramas. I have some smaller cages that my husband built and I plan on using those for the guys. How much space does a Bantam Cochin and Silkie Roo need? Thanks for any advice you can give. We are scheduled to have our first frost and possible freeze tonight so I am trying to get everyone ready for the winter.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have had silkies and cochins but not seramas.

    I have read however that seramas require heat over winter. Don't know about GA as y'all have mountains too (and the temperate zones).
     
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  3. auburnkurls

    auburnkurls Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a variety of breeds all together in my backyard and then they all sleep in a 10x10 section of the garage. There are no issues. I have Golden buffs, Marans, Welsummer, RIR, Salmon Faverolles, Ameracauna, Call Ducks, Mixed bantams, and Seramas. The only thing I do it restrain my 2 Serama's in a separate crate to keep my Serama rooster from my Bantam rooster.
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the Cochins and Silkies roost? If they don't the serama could have a safe place on a high roost as they are significantly smaller to get away from the Cochins and Silkies. A similar situation has worked like this for me. I would also have two watering stations and feeders until you are positive they all get along.
     
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