Rooster (Silkie) - what to expect

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kmacinnis, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. kmacinnis

    kmacinnis Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2015
    New Ipswich NH
    I have 9 total in my flock ... 8 hens (RIR,SLW, EE, Buff and Silkie . I recently found that one of my 5 month olds (he's a Silkie) is a rooster . He's pretty laid back NON Aggressive this far & in fact he seems to fall into the lower end of the pecking order . What can I expect from the flock in regards to fertilizing eggs? Will my older girls and the younger ones accept him ? Thoughts ? [​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yep. The desire to reproduce is a strong force.

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