Question about them getting along!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by axion_lotus, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    Central NC
    Okay, so I got three silkies and three red sex-link chicks last week, and I was wondering about this the other day.

    I'm getting eleven more chicks this week from My Pet Chicken, all standard, mostly heavy breeds. I've carefully selected these breeds based on temperament. I'm getting 2 australorps, 2 buff orps, 2 jersey giants, three easter-eggers and 2 speckled sussex. Based on months upon months of research, these breeds are calm, docile and gentle in a mixed flock of other breeds. Which, of course, chickens are individuals, and rules are made to be broken. [​IMG]

    What I'm worried about is how these much larger birds will get along with these little bantam silkies. If they're all raised together, will they get along okay as adults? [​IMG] I'm so worried about this. [​IMG]

    PS, the three rd-sex-link chicks I have, I'm planning on giving them away to a friend who's just getting started with chickens, but any advice on these chickens' temperament would be appreciated, especially since I'm not 100% sure the other person will take them, and I may have to end up keeping them, too.
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    If they are all raised together they should be fine. My silkies were 12 weeks or so and my big girls 18 weeks when I put all mine together. Everyone gets along.
  3. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    Central NC
    Aww, I like your green silkie back there! [​IMG]

    And thank you so much for putting my mind at ease! I was so worried about this! [​IMG]
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Nice green silkie!
    I was going to say the same about them growing up together.

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