Do silkies get along with orpingtons?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Peachesbabychick, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone. I just saw the most adorable silkie on craigslist, and I was wondering if my flock would beat her up. I have 5 opingtons, 1 aracauna, 1 huge blue cochin rooster, 2 young leghorn cockerals, 1 RIR.

    Would it be bad to introduce a strange bird like this into the flock? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Jack Owl

    Jack Owl Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2011
    I can give you advice how I introduce new birds to my flock. I have a rather large avairy that is 20'x40' that I have pheasants, ducks and chickens all in. I have a rather large cage that I built, and when I introduce new birds into the avairy, I put them in it for a few days, right in the middle of the avairy so the other birds get used to seeing them, and after about a week, at NIGHT I let the newbie birds out.

    I haven't had a problem yet!! Good luck
  3. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou so much! I am getting her! And a white one! I am so excited! [​IMG]

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