Easter Eggers and Silkies together, is it possible

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by denco5, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have twelve 10 week old EE, 3 roos and 9 hens(funny thing is I bought 12 hens and 3 are now roos) Anyways, I was given two 4 week old Silkies. Will these two breeds get along well enough to be housed together everyday all day? I have been letting them see each other every couple of days so when the Silkies are fully feathered I can put them in the coop and run.

    Am I asking to much of these animals to get along?
     
  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are far more enlightned than people. They just see other chickens, no prejudices. You can put any types of breeds together as long as they are approximately the same size. Some breeds are bossier and tend to sometimes be more agressive, but that is directed at any other chickens, regardless of breed. Just let them see eachother for a week or so, maybe put a smaller cage in the larger coop, or next to it, then let them together and see how it goes. There may be a little pecking, but again, that will happen no matter what the breeds are. Just make sure it doesn't get out of hand.

    We could learn a lot from chickens.
     
  3. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may end up needing to get down to only one roo, though. Just see how they do together, and make sure the girls aren't being over-mated.
     
  4. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto Skitto! I have one EE, and one silkie, among other mixed breeds. My silkie must have some sort of amnesty agreement with the rest of them, because she seems to be loved by all!
     
  5. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] they all get along!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    One of my silkies loves to hang out with my cornish cross hens. They think she loves them, but actually I think it's their warmth she craves.
     
  7. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had silkies before but my EE and Ameraucanas have been my nicest breeds by far! And mine have been on the small size--compared to the heavy girls. So if your girls are simlar in size and temperament--I think it will work..
     
  8. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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