Introducing new silkies? Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Duck Mad, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Duck Mad

    Duck Mad Chirping

    Mar 13, 2011
    Hi all...
    (have kept chickens most of my life, various types and rescued ex batts) childhood had two silkies..
    Currently have 2 new young Silkies around 19 wks, but want to add more and have a mixed colour small flock..
    Only I have read some bits and bobs about Silkies fighting.. (can anybody here tell me, if they have also experienced on going problems with silkies fighting?
    Is this a very common thing? or did you experience nothing more than the initial scuffle? like hens do!)
    Just trying to find out if fighting is a common problem among a flock

    Thanks in advance for any feed back
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    We have had Silkies for several years. Although they haven't seemed to have been as mean as the other breeds they still have shown their dislike for new birds. So you may want to to have a introduction phase just like you would other breeds.
  3. AmyCarys23

    AmyCarys23 In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2015
    North Wales
    I have 2 silkies and have just bought a new one today, how would I introduce her to the other two as at the moment their not getting on very well

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