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Question about roos

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Guitartists, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Ok, so I have the one little Silkie chick. After reading many posts here on the boards I am considering the idea of getting a second chick to make sure that Charli always has the companionship that as a chicken he/she needs. My delima.... if Charli turns out to be a roo, and if I get another chick and it turns out to be a roo also...... will I have to part with one? Can 2 roos co-inhabit and get along? I know silkies are super docile and the males can be rather maternal.....can 2 silkie roos get along where others could not?????? Not to mention delima 2 where I end up with a roo and a hen! [​IMG] I know my husband would not appreciate me breeding little house chickens every year [​IMG]
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    I think two roos will get along if raised together and there are no girls around to try to impress.
  3. meant2bemommie

    meant2bemommie Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Wish I had advice. But none to give here.

    I love reading others questions though because it will help me sooner or later.
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I had a bachelor pad for my roos. I had over 7 living toghether with minimal to no fights. They should be fine. I had 2 people take 2 roos toghether.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2008
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    I've read that roo's get along fine if there are no hens around (like Josie said). The two I had a while ago were very well behaved around each other most of the time, even with some hens.
  6. YoungChickenOwner

    YoungChickenOwner In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    Raise them together and they will be fine...might fight a little over food, and possibly to see who the "king" is.
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I can't believe no one mentioned thies yet.....the breeding part is simple. Just keep the eggs gathered. At least chickens are one animal you don't have to let multiply unless you want to!!! [​IMG]
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Oh, it's not that how to keep them from hatching a bunch of babies..... it's how to keep everyone from WANTING to hatch a bunch of adorable fluffy tiny sweet little chicks! [​IMG] [​IMG] It would be so hard to say no to them ...... :|

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