Help! Seperating birds and who can do what to who?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ttrjpbcz, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I don't have a clue if you haven't already noticed:)

    I have all together in the same coop right now 6-8 week old non bantams (EEers, polish, barred rock etc) both roos and pullets. Also in the same coop is 3 silkie roos, 4 silkie pullets and 2 bantam game pullets. The silkies and the bantam game chickens are just over 4 months old hatched April 21.
    Do I need to start seperating? Will the different breeds "do the deed" and have it work and we will have some weird chicken off spring? Or do they stick to their own for the most part?

    Sorry if I sound stupid, I really don't have a clue....but I am thinking the time is coming that if I have to seperate I need to know. I saw some action going on in there today that didn't look real kosher:D
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    You don't have to separate your birds. If they all get along, there's no reason to.

    If you are looking to breed them without ending up with a bunch of mutts, you can separate them whenever you want. Most of them won't begin mating until they are quite a bit older, the game chickens are getting close to sexual maturity though.
     

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