do they do good...?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by alex, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybuddy know what breed of chicken (hens) does great with a silkie hen, i meen that it wont peck my silkie and it will be sweet and tame and really nice to me to...?? i need to buy a friend for my silkie and i just don't know wich breed to buy...thanks..
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  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I've read that orpingtons are pretty easy to get along with. Mine seem very mild mannered and sweet to the Polish I have
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    My BO's are really gentle, we don't have silkies though, but the BO's let the kids pick em up and carry them around, they're very sweet...
     
  4. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I've heard polish chickens do good with silkies but I just keep my silkie hen with all the other chickens.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I keep my last silkie with the other birds. She lives with cochins and leghorns, and other mixes. Any type of hen will work. Good luck!
     
  6. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine live with my old english game bantams, and all my OEGB hens are very gentle, but talkative.
     
  7. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Buffs, The must be atypical for the breed. The oder they get the wilder they are. I have to put them in their pen every morning. It's like trying to catch roadrunners. They stared off all sweet and quite. I wonder why the change.
     
  8. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are standards right?? i can only buy a bantam...any bantams that do good with silkies??
     
  9. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    cochin maybe
     
  10. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about another Silkie??
     

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