Just got some Black Silkies

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

  1. buff

    buff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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