Question for all you smart folks here!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FortWorthChicks, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    I put a Silkie roo (adopted) in with my 4 ameracaunas and one light brahma. Will he be ok? I dont want them to pick on him because he is smaller.

    If they do I will pull him out and change my order to a few silkie pullets for him and figure out another run and small coop for them! lol my husband has no idea whats on my mind. !

    Also I have a rooster now but I dont want some mixed up chicks silkieXbrahma or ameracauna... so is it cool to eat the eggs when you have a rooster around? :S

  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    keep the silkie brahma eggs.... and breed yourself some giant silkies..
  3. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    He should be ok, but just keep an eye on him. There will be a little bit of pecking to establish the pecking order. Yes you can eat the eggs [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Shoot, hatch out the eggs and work on a LF blue egg laying silkie.

  5. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    My husband was mentioning that the first thing.. and it sounded interesting!! I think that sounds interesting. I am afraid of the ameracaunas picking at him though. Fancy-Pants my Light Brahma is my sweetheart and so maybe I should keep those!! Very interesting!

    I wonder if my Ameracaunas will be picking on him though.... today when he came in he seemed to want to let them know he was now the boss but two of them pecked some of his feathers right off his head [​IMG].

    I like the idea Fancy-Pants and Enous (we named him after my dad) chicks... how cute would that be.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe Im crazy... but it sure is fun.
  6. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    just read the other posts and am thinking as long as they dont bully him and he asserts himself as king of the castle we will see about some interesting chicks!
  7. Golden the Bantam

    Golden the Bantam In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2010
    I got one bantam that hangs with my neighbors chickens sometimes, gets pecked and bitten a lot.

    seventh grader with a tick for chicks CHICKENS LOL

  8. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    We have two EE and a blue silkie. The blue silkie positively cannot be put out in the run with the hens and he has been incredibly aggressive (several times making the EE bloody) with the EE roo. The silkie roo chases the EE roo around a 1/4 acre run and fights terribly...such a Napolean complex! So the silkie roo is in a separate A-frame coop with his hen, Jenna, and a rotating stock of other hens from the flock. I will put other hens in the A-frame if they are being excessively feather picked by the least until they get some feathers back. The silkie roo is fine with the girls but awful with another roo.
  9. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Ok well... that sounds like trouble... lucky for him he is the only king in his castle and I don't want any more roo's. Truth is I wouldn't have taken him if he was a larger breed but he was sad and picked on and Im such a sucker. Soon as I heard he was being picked on by the larger breed roo's it was a done deal for me.
    [​IMG] I hope he is happy with his hens. And I hope they act like ladies and respect him even with his flamboyant feathers.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010

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