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Should I segragate my silkies?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jennyhaschicks, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    I was just reading about how a standard size bird can hurt a silkie when they mate. My birds free range all together. Now I am second guessing myself. I don't want my silkies to get hurt while being breed.
    Should I put up a run for my silkies to keep them away from the larger birds?
    What do you all do in this case?
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    How big is your standard size rooster? Is he aggressive when he mates the hens?
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    My largest roo is my RIR. He is large and so far does not mate with my silkies. My BO cockerels are the ones that mate with my silkies. They are going to be getting new homes soon hopefully. They are not aggressive but are not smooth in their mission either if you know what I mean. They are teenagers and just learning. [​IMG]
  4. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets 9 Years

    Aug 17, 2008
    I'd leave them together. Most people do.

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