Miller Fleur d'uccle chicks

chickmom137

In the Brooder
7 Years
Sep 26, 2012
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I recently bought 4 babies that turn out to be MFD"s - 2 roos and 2 hens. I'm trying to decide what to do as I also have a 6mth old RIR roo, a Splash Orphington hen, and a Silky hen (she is very tiny - not sure what type she is or if they are all tiny). Anyway, I'm not sure what to expect as size - they are a little over a month now. I read like up to 26oz and 8" tall! Are you kidding me! They will be so tiny - they may be as tall as they're gonna get now! I didn't know what they were when I bought them and now I'm afraid I won't be able to keep them and I love them! Can anyone tell me more about them and if eventually integrating them in with the others is possible?
 

hdowden

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 14, 2011
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louisiana
bantam hens need to stay with bantam roos
bantam roos can go in with both bantam hens and large fowl hens
large fowl roos need to stay with large fowl hens

the reason large fowl roos don't need to be with bantam hens is because of their size and weight. a large fowl roo can either seriously injure or kill a bantam hen. d'uccles and silkies are small birds about half the size of a large fowl or smaller sometimes. i only raise bantams and d'uccles are my fav next is the silkies they are so sweet and fluffy.
 

chickmom137

In the Brooder
7 Years
Sep 26, 2012
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He is very protective of the silkie. He doesn't try to mate with her. In fact, she's behind him in the pecking order and the Orphington is 3rd and he mates her. Go figure! Thanks for your advice!
 

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