How would RIR and Silkies coexist together?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilyChicken111, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. LilyChicken111

    LilyChicken111 New Egg

    Nov 4, 2012
    hello, i really like Rhode island reds and silkies, and i want to know if they would coexist well together? Or if the RIRs would be too aggressive toward the Silkies and i would have to put them in separate coops? Also, would it still be all friendly or at least normal in the coop if i added Cochins to the flock? thank you[​IMG]
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I've had them both together, and they have done well. I suspect that the RIR will be at the top of the pecking order but I haven't had any bad experiences with the two together.

    I have had both kinds of roosters. They were rehomed because they were aggressive. I think the RIR became stew, and the silkies became beloved pets.
  3. LilyChicken111

    LilyChicken111 New Egg

    Nov 4, 2012
    i'm not a big fan of roosters so everything should be just fine then with the hens. thank you
  4. powersurbanfarm

    powersurbanfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    Fort Bragg, Ca
    I currently have a 15 week RIR (production red?) cockerel and a 16 week silkie pullet who have been raised together, and they are just fine together. I also have a very LARGE BO cockerel that is 15 weeks and the silkie and he are BFFs. They are always together. Laying in the sun, or eating, ect. It is really cute.

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