can I keep 2 silkie roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Billy-jean, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of the 4 hatchlings we had this spring,we ended up having 3 females and I male. I find the hens all hang out with
    mom,and the young roo is following the dad around , learning from him,,so cute! I was planning on finding a home for any of the males that were
    to come out of the hatch,but now I feel bad,and wondered if possibly they could all live together happily? They're all silkies, and seem to really be
    compatible with eachother,,here's to hoping other's here have 2 silkie roo's together??? in total,,I have the 6,,mom,dad,and the 4 youngins [​IMG]
    Thanks,
     
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  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    If it helps any I have 3 rooster and 1 hen together in a coop. They don't fight, they were all born together and hang with each other. I hope that helps.
    Michele
     
  3. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? Oh that's great to hear! Music to my ears,,LOL~~
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I had 3 hatchlings, silkies, 1 hen and 2 roos. They have been happy together for 4 years. Never a problem.
     
  5. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was agonizing for months about who I would give my rooster(if any) to,,and have fallen in love with all the 4 of them(roo and 3 hens),,now to hear I
    can most likely keep them all together,,I can't express what it means to me. I am so happy right now!!!! Thank you for your responses,,[​IMG]
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yea, I find silkies like their little family, and even better if their siblings or offspring.
     
  7. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes,I agree,,I see that the "family" is very close,,always keeping an eye on eachother,,and at night,they all huddle together, I wouldn't
    have the heart to separate them ..[​IMG]
     
  8. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you don't see any problems with them, then i wouldn't separate them no matter what breed of chicken/gender.
    As long as they keep getting along then thats all that matters [​IMG]
     
  9. waterchicken

    waterchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you don't see any problems with them, then i wouldn't separate them no matter what breed of chicken/gender.
    As long as they keep getting along then thats all that matters [​IMG]

    Agreed. Tho, I'm gonna hafta separate the roos from the hens... (genealogy addict) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. kbgriffiths

    kbgriffiths Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 2 boys and one girl hatch this summer and I plan on keeping all of them. (all silkies) So far, everyone gets along and is happy. I couldn't get rid of the boys! If worst comes to worst, I'll build another coop. I couldn't possibly separate the family!!
     

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