Just got some Black Silkies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buff, May 18, 2010.

  1. buff

    buff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Shippenville, PA
    There was a guy at my husband work place had some black silkies, 2 roosters & 2 hens. He did not want them for some reason, I don't know why because he raises chickens himself, so we took them. But, I was wondering how well will my 8 leghorns, 5 barred rock, and 4 red sex-links will get along with the silkies? They seem kind of scared of the black silkies except for 2 of my barred rock and 1 of red sex-links, they attack the black silkies. Or do I need to keep them separate?
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    Just my opinion~~but I'd keep the Silkies separate from any other chickens. Silkies are less able to defend themselves due to their limited vision (large crests & beards), inability to fly, and their feathered legs/feet seem to slow them down. I've tried mixing Silkies with standard breeds only one time~~didn't work.

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