Joe, Jack and Jill?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by navasima, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is having 2 roo's more potential for trouble or asking for trouble? I have 3 silkies - ages 8-9 weeks. Would keeping them all if two are roos be an awful idea? They will be joined in the pen by my 4 LF girls - when my girls are about the same size - they are 4 weeks now.... Thanks for any guidance.....
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I have 2 hens, 3 roos... I know... But, I am hoping that I can find some one with hens who needs a silkie roo... But which to give up is the bigger question!
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have much experience with silkies, but if silkie roos are as "spunky" as any other roo then you might have a problem with over mating- 2 roos to 5 hens would really wear your girls out. I think the general rule of thumb is closer to 7 hens per roo. Hope this helps! Maybe you could just add some more ladies.
     
  4. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...more girls! DH will love that! [​IMG]
    Thanks for responding! [​IMG]
     
  5. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies are spunky and fiesty. Great talkers and complainers. If you really want to keep both roosters get more girls. We have seperate coops, runs and a place inside my layer house for all the girls to go for a summer vacation from the boys. It is so hot here in the summer and they are so broody prone. This works really well for us. Fun birds.
     

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