Silkie and leghorns?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mnm9933, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never had chicken before but im thinking of getting some. I might get 4 leghorns, 4 silkies, and 1 leghorn rooster. Does that seem alright? I will have plenty of coop space and a big fenced in area since i live in the country (MI) These chickens and roo will be kept together. Anything wrong here? Any tips? [​IMG]
     
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  2. RainyChicks

    RainyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Just make sure you only have ONE rooster because if you have more than one, they will fight and hens will lose feathers.
    Fox-proof your coop, so that nothing gets your chickens. I put a radio on overnight.
    If your going to Free range them, try to supervise them, you never want a fox getting at your best laying hens.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i would go with a bantam roo with a mixed sized flock
     
  4. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't do leghorns and silkies. Silkies are easily picked on and bullied. And leghorns tend to be shovey and mean. I had a white leghorn hen bully one of my silkie girls to death :( if you are looking for a good layer and tempermant I'd suggest Sexlink hens for a mixed flock.
     
  5. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you sooo much and the main reason i want leghorns is because my dad he's all LeGhOrN CrAzY!! [​IMG]And my chickens will be fenced in and fox trapps and guns are coming out [​IMG] also I will only have one roo!! Thankyou [​IMG]
     
  6. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    another question umm would it be ok to add 2 polish chicken? if not then i dont care just what eva is best for the chickens [​IMG]
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  7. jonhlawless18

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    it would work fine as long as you give them time to establish a pecking order after that is established they should all be fine [​IMG]
     
  8. mnm9933

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    thankz [​IMG]
     

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