Chickens getting along

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AAJ, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2011
    I am planning on getting 2 buff orpingtons, 2 americanas, 2 rhode island, and I already have 2 silkies. Do you think that this flock will get along? Also what rooster should I get Americana or Buff Orpington? I do not want a silkie or rhode island red rooster..
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Probably, and whatever rooster you want. They're individuals so there's no certain answer. Your chances are always better if they are raised together, or you gradually introduce them to each other. Some people have more trouble keeping Silkies with large fowl than others do. Here's a good article about this:
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Assuming you have your silkie hens in with your LF girls, I'd look for a smaller breed roost (not necessarily a bantam, although that wouldn't hurt). I would worry about a really big rooster mounting small silkie hens - which isn't always a problem with mature, mannerly roos. But if you get a young, hormonal one it could be a problem.

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