Can silkies get along with other chickens?

jasonbennett1

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jan 14, 2009
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North Central Florida
Or will the others beat them up too bad? I have standard EE's, standard Barred Rocks, a standard light brahma, and Japanese bantams. I want to increase my # of bantams, but don't know if silkies are the way to go. I am thinking about them because they are easy to get and they should lay much better than the Japanese bantams.
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
5,032
85
283
Gainesville, Fl.
I think as long as their crest and beards are not too big and they can see, they are fine. I have a pair that have free-ranged and cooped with my big girls and even a light brahma roo that get along fine.
 

ozarkmomma

Songster
10 Years
Oct 6, 2009
212
4
113
the ozarks
My 4 silkies get along fine with my others. I have EEs, Welsummers, one BO roo, and one frizzle hen and they all get along just fine. The frizzle hen was the only full grown hen I had last fall and she thought she was the mother to the silkies. It was really cute.
 

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