Can silkies get along with other chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jasonbennett1, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. jasonbennett1

    jasonbennett1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2009
    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.
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    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.
  3. ozarkmomma

    ozarkmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    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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