Chicken Breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Debbie Sewell, May 21, 2012.

  1. Debbie Sewell

    Debbie Sewell Hatching

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    I bought 24 baby silkie chicks. 3 black, white, grey, blue, splash, buff, red and partridge. I don't know which is roosters or hens, yet. Out of the three...I would think I would have one of each. My question is, which ones should I put in coops together? I only have three separate coops. Any information would be appreciated.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Why do you want to keep them separate? Are you planning on breeding or just keeping them for eggs?
     
  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Songster

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    I would keep them all together. If you are planning on breeding them I guess you should house them according to what colors you are wanting to breed?? I don't know anything at all about silkie breeds, but while they are growing you can study the silkie threads and make a decision.

    If you are planning on keeping them all, you can plan on at least half of them to be cockerels. You may want to make a bachelor pen. That will be a lot of roosters.
     
  4. Debbie Sewell

    Debbie Sewell Hatching

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    I've decided to keep my black, blue, splash and self blue together to breed. I'll put the others together for eggs. I'll keep all roosters and hope they get along!
     
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  6. Debbie Sewell

    Debbie Sewell Hatching

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  7. Debbie Sewell

    Debbie Sewell Hatching

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    I bought these as hens. What do you think? Roosters or Hens?
     

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