Does anyone have a lone silkie in their flock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mom2jedi, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On another post LilPeeps said silkies do better if they have a friend. If I do that, I'd have to give up my bantam brahma. The other five would be standards (I don't have any yet). Would a silkie be okay by itself if it has another bantam that's closer to its size?

    Help!
     
  2. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Silkie roo (Motorcycle) lived in our flock for 5 years as asingle lone Silkie. We now have hatched over 100 babies that are 1st, 2nd, and now 3rd generation Silkie mixes just from him! He lived a great life until a dog bit him! He was amongst nothing but standards for 4 years before we acquired another bantam roo. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have a lone silkie, but she's in a flock of mostly bantam barred rocks
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I have a silkie roo in my standard flock. His half brother is my only other roo and is a bit bigger. The girls want nothing to do with George the silkie and Oliver barely tolerates him. I'll probably add some silkie hens for him at some point.
     
  5. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does she do okay by herself? I'm hoping two small chickens will fare better with the standards than one by itself.
     
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I have all bantams, and one silkie pullet. She does fine-just has a sleeping area right near the roost.
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    We had a lone silkie hen for a year with our standards. She grew up with them and
    we never had a problem. It was harder getting het to stay with then new silkie flock.
     
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I have 1 silkie hen with mostly LF hens and she has always been happy even though she was not raised with them.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    When my what are now sixteen-week-old Orpingtons were about eight weeks old, I bought a rooster and two hens silkies. I gave away the rooster and one of the hens. The new hen went straight in with the Orps with no problem: however, socially, she didn't seem to fit it, e.g., she can't get up on the roost with them, and she's not like them in many ways. She hatched a single week old chick last week to keep her company, and she's as happy as a lark. I sure hope the chick turns out to be a hen because if it's a rooster, I won't keep it. If it's a female chick, it's mother and it will be much happier having each other together when they join the three hens and one rooster Orpingtons.
     
  10. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie, a polish, and a seabright. All are still chicks but do stick together. So cute to see them cuddle at night. Hope the love lasts.[​IMG]
     

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