Do silkie hens do well with a rooster of another breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by zjz1999, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. zjz1999

    zjz1999 New Egg

    May 26, 2016
    I'd like to add some silkies to my flock, currently consisting of 2 red stars, 1 white leghorn, and 1 black star led by an australorp rooster. I noticed that many craiglisters sell silkies in a groups, usually a roo with a few hens, so I am wondering if silkies hens do well with roosters of other breeds or if they need a silkie rooster. Thanks
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    they probably sell them with hens and roosters because a lot of people like to breed pure silkies
    if you do get the silkies just make sure the roo doesn't hurt them at first because they are small

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