Roo and flock question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OEHomestead, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. OEHomestead

    OEHomestead New Egg

    Sep 4, 2014
    We have 1 polish, 1 BR, 2 ? and the rest of our flock of 11 are silkies.

    I know we cant tell much from the silkie for Roo behavior but WHAT do we do if we have a Roo in this mix (or more than one) and DO NOT want chicks? Is there a way we can keep them apart in the same coop? Can we still eat the eggs if we do keep a Roo? The ONE bird we think is a Roo is very nice and laid back but super "watchful" over the other chickens.

    I can get pictures if I can get them out of the bushes long enough.
  2. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2014
    Murfreesboro, TN
    You can eat fertile eggs. You won't have chicks, unless you let a broody sit on them. Just collect eggs every day.
    You have a good number for one rooster. I'm not familiar with silkies enough to know if they'd be OK with a regular rooster.
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi! There will be no chicks as long as you collect the eggs and don't let the hens go broody. Good luck! [​IMG]

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