Roo and flock question

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

  1. OEHomestead

    OEHomestead New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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