How will they do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Justhatched, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have four Silkie roosters. One of them is my baby. His name is Prince. Sweet, gentle and stays out of the other roosters squabbles. I am planning on rehoming the other 3 roosters and keeping Prince. He's about 6 months old (same age as the girls). I was thinking of putting Prince with our 12 standard girls. Do you think he will be okay? What are the odds that he will get hurt? I separated the Silkies and girls when the Silkies would run around the brooder. The girls would jump and fly and the Silkies were running from the girls. They see each other daily. They are separated by hardware cloth. What do you think? Will Prince be okay? Possibly in heaven with all those ladies?
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes he will be fine, there will be some challenging...but he will be okay.[​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Rather than putting him in with all of the hens you might try adding the hens to his pen one at a time starting with the most docile, lowest ranked. Carry this gradual introduction out over a several week period so that he gains confidence.
     
  4. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one itty bitty Frizzle that's with 38 standard sized hens and 1 standard sized rooster. (I have two roos, but the second is down at the "Green Mile" coop) She holds her own with the flock!
     
  5. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good idea! I think I will try that. Thanks.
     
  6. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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