I'm a new chicken enthusiast looking to add to my flock!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jessicademery, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. jessicademery

    jessicademery New Egg

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    I got my first two hens at the feed store and became obsessed! I would like to add a Silkie hen to my flock... Will the different breeds be ok in the same coop?
    I plan to get a young silkie and raise it separately until it gets around the same size as my other girls (researched pecking order).

    Any suggestions would be so helpful!
    Thanks!! :)

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  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing wrong with a flock of different breeds, go for it. Good that you researched pecking order because that will come into play, If possible I would add a companion or two with the silkie though as she will definitely get sent to the bottom of the pecking order with two other birds that a familiar with each other.
     
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    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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