How would RIR and Silkies coexist together?

LilyChicken111

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 4, 2012
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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
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mom'sfolly

Crowing
12 Years
Feb 15, 2007
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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.
 

LilyChicken111

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 4, 2012
7
0
7
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.
i'm not a big fan of roosters so everything should be just fine then with the hens. thank you
 

powersurbanfarm

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 24, 2012
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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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