Is it okay to have one Silkie hen and one Silkie rooster with no other hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 19Chicks, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. 19Chicks

    19Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    A lady that sells Silkies is willing to give us a pair (one rooster and one hen) for $40. I was wondering if that is okay for a rooster to have only one hen? She won't sell additional hens. They are all paired by rooster and hen. They all look alike too and even stay together.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I know some people that had just one of each and they did fine. No problems or wearing out of the hen at all. I'm sure it would depend on age though. If he's young, that probably would be a problem. You could always get another breed hens for a while.
     
  3. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be better to have more then one hen with a roo, you could just get a couple of plain layer type hens you don't have to just have silkies with silkies. And in my opinion $20 each for silkies is kind of expensive.
     
  4. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pair of of a pullet and and a cock kept deprecate together. They we're fine. If anything, the pullet did damage to the cock.
     

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