Hi, I am new and new to having 6 pure breed silkies!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Manfa89, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Manfa89

    Manfa89 New Egg

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    I just got 1 Silkie rooster he is 14 weeks and my 5 hens are 8 weeks. The rooster is a bit ruff with them, so I put him in a cage inside there cage to get him used to them. How long should I keep him in the cage.
     
  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  3. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC :)
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Congrats on the silkies! They're adorable. How much of a size difference is there between your roo and hens right now?
     
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    8 weeks and 14 weeks are a world apart, I would wait until they are about the same size.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  6. Manfa89

    Manfa89 New Egg

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    I have let the rooster out with the hens thismorning and they seem to be going much better.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your new silkies, they are adorable chickens. You could try posting your question in the Managing Your Flock board. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/2/managing-your-flock Keep an eye on your girls, silkies seem to be slow to mature, but the roo being older will probably mature before the girls do. He may start trying to mate with them before they are ready, and you may want to separate them again.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! In my opinion, you should wait until they are of similar size, good luck to you.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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