Problem with Silkie Rooster and cochin Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ILuvMyPetChickens, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cochin Hen who is ten times bigger than my Silkie Rooster she likes to peck his head and pull his feathers out. Are they fighting or playing? I can't tell. I'm worried because I'm keeping them both and I want them to get along.
     
  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there much age difference between them? Sometimes my little silkie hen gets picked on by the others, i think its due to the fluffy heads looking interesting, i wouldn't of thought it was anything serious unless its drawing blood, when this happens it becomes even more interesting to them which makes them do it even more, in that scenario i've heard blue kote works wonders [​IMG]
     
  3. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay. They grew up together I had them since they were peeps. I'm just worried about him going bald again on top. Poor fluffy just keeps getting picked on the other chickens chase him away when I give him food and I throw the others food somewhere else.
     
  4. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and what's Blue Kote?
     
  5. farmergirl96

    farmergirl96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whenever I try to mix a chicken with feathers on its head with other chickens it gets picked on. They say birds of a feather flock together, and it really is true. If you have a smaller amount of silkies than normal chickens, maybe you could try to find some other place to keep your silkies.
    Good luck!
     

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