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How big? Someone please answer.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LaBaze, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im looking to breed and possibly show silkies and have some questions on them and their coop and run.

    Im looking to get 1 or 2 different colored roosters who will need seperate pens and about 2 hens per roo to breed. My questions are,

    How big of a run do I need for 1 rooster and 2 hens?

    How big of a coop do I need for them?

    I also have a smaller partridge cochin that I'm keeping because she is a runt and she needs special care so I don't want to give her to just anybody so will I have to worry about a silkie rooster

    mounting a tiny cochin? She's small enough without being squashed by a full grown silkie rooster....

    I have two hens, one splash and one black that are absolutley beautiful but are still pet quality, if I breed them with a show quality rooster could I keep them to breed with show quality or would I get a bunch of pet quality silkies?
    I'm new to breeding for certain traits, I want to learn a little more on genetics and breeding so I figured my main source of information would be here.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  2. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    I have a trio of partridge silkies in a 3 by 5 cage in breeding season and its fine.
     
  3. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks HatchingFever! I still need more answers to more of my questions though... anyone?
     
  4. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    http://www.henspa.com/Henhut.htm Something like this is an idea for a breeder pen.

    Your small cochin hen all you can do is put her in there and watch. She might be fine.
     

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