Can I add a Silkie to my existing group of 5 standard size pullets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aggielady, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Yes, would be fine

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  2. No, not advisable

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  1. aggielady

    aggielady Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 pullets (2 SLWs, 1 GLW, 1 Red Star and 1 Australorpe) about 20-25 weeks old now. I am in the city and can only have 6 chickens total, but would LOVE to add a Silkie as my final chick.
    Of course I would integrate slowly and under constant supervision, however I'd love your feedback on if it is advisable to add just one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can do this. There will be some scuffles as they all redefine their places in the pecking order, like there would be when introducing any number of birds, but there is no reason you shouldn't be able to do that.
     
  3. aggielady

    aggielady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I figured there would be a little bit of adjustment, but overall safety was the biggest concern.
    Now I just wish I had the ability to tell gender, I'd be all set. No roos allowed in the city [​IMG]
     

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