- Mar 25, 2012
I am trying to add two 5 month old silkies to my flock of 6 coronation sussex hens. We've been at it for 1 week. The two silkies travel as a duo around the run and are getting picked on equally by all 6 big girls. The silkies offer no challenge and pretty much head for the nearest hiding spot and try to cover. I do not leave them unattended. When i'm not out there i put the silkies in a large wire dog crate that sits in the middle of the run so they will be protected. The Sussex are not really being AGGRESSIVE just a little bullyish. QUESTION is.... can i hope that the big girls will ever just leave the silkies alone? OR should i plan to build another coop and run just for my silkies? And if that's the answer could i please have a volunteer to tell my DH that we're gonna need to build another coop.