Put them together?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cynthia 085, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi[​IMG]
    I would like to know if I can have both Silkies and bantam cochins together in the same flock.

    I recently picked up two regular size cochins for my friend and I really like them. They are so cute and very lovable and wold love to have some miniature ones with our silkies. [​IMG]

    Is this possible?
    I looked for an answer to this questions just browsing, but found no answer so I decided to post this question before even trying to get some.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2014
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it is possible, Silkies are quite docile but since they are in an established flock, it shouldn't be a problem to add a few, as long as they are intergrated correctly. I have my silkies running with a couple of mutt hens, an Orpington cross and a faverolles cross boy and the size difference doesn't worry them at all.
     
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  3. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins are typically pretty mellow birds and would fit in nicely with silkies. Probably one of the better breeds to keep with silkies in my personal opinion.
     
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  4. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for replying. I will see if I can get some.

    The biggest silkie I have is @4months old. I think incorporating them at this time would be OK :) They are so young right now.

    Both breeds as you mentioned are docile so I am glad I can have a few mixed in there.
    Thank you![​IMG]
    Cynthia
     
  5. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you guys know where I can get bantam cochins here in Colorado? I live in Longmont and can't find any breeders.
     

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