Can you keep a standard rooster with a silkie?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The Fairy Godmartyr, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. The Fairy Godmartyr

    The Fairy Godmartyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two weeks ago, my faithful little silkie roo lost his life protecting his girls from a hawk. When the spring comes, I want to replace him. Since the hawk seems to show up whenever I try to let the girls out now (which sucks, they were used to being out most of the day and now they are mostly stuck in their run), I was thinking it might be a good idea to go with a larger rooster. My only concern is that, out of my flock of 15, one of my girls is a silkie. Am I asking for trouble if I put her with a full-sized roo? I don't want her hurt, but I also don't want her eaten, and I figure she would be the most likely target. Thoughts? I've thought about even going with something like a Sumatra so there wouldn't be quite as big of a size difference.
     
  2. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two silkies that are with two of my standard size roosters and 36 other standard hens! They should be fine, but that's just my experience.
     
  3. At a farm supply store near my home, they have a LF Polish rooster with bantam hens. I think it should be fine!
     

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