Is my Silkie too small?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JodyJo, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    I have a "regular" sized roo...2 actually, and one silkie, question is: is she too small for the roos?

    Will they hurt her while mounting her? I am fairly new to chickens and can rehome her if I need to...
    Thanks!

    I posted this on Behaviors Thread also...no answers yet...
     

  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    some pictures of the silkie and the roo's would be nice [​IMG]
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    Pictures? a...ok, it's a normal sized silkie:

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    and a normal sized EE roo:

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  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I don't think you need to rehome her at all.
     

  5. Squishypuff

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    I have a very large EE roo and one of my Silkies lives in that pen- she has no issues with his size. He does his thing, then they walk away.
     
  6. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Songster

    Most of the time you should have no problem.However,once you roo starts breeding,just keep an eye on him and make sure he's not running her down(especially with the heat).I lost two silkie hens a couple weeks ago because of the roos ridng them too hard.Ran them down.
     

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