Should I rear my silkie babe's away from the other chicks and checkens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by romien, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. romien

    romien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am new to this forum and my flock consists of 5 grown phoenix, 1 grown RIR, and chick ( whick are close to the same age) 2 silkies ( possibly one male), 2 guinneas, 6 Plymouth rocks( 2 being roosterish) and 2 RIR girls. The older chickens and rooster do not pick on the babies they are free range and only come to roost at night. All the chicks are about 2 months old. These are my first silkies.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    If your Silkies and already existing flock are getting along together then I would let them be.
     
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  3. romien

    romien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I have to worry about my silkies any more. Not sure if I have2 males, but definitely one, by his behavior. They are a couple of gangsters in the coop and chase off the 2 roosters. They don't mess with the hens, but my grey one spars with one of the Rocks. My little black one just chases them off.
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