Silkie breeding question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mayberrygirl, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure I am asking in the right spot, but here goes. I have 8 silkies and not quite sure of how many are boys yet. I am wanting to breed them and hatch chicks, what is the proper hen to roo ratio for silkies?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie white rooster in pen with 6 hens and another one a Buff rooster in different pen with 8 hens. I seperate the roosters so there will be no jealousy ! As of today my white silkie is broody for the first time ! [​IMG]
     
  3. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumping up...

    I need to know how many hens I would need for 2 Roos?
     
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depending how many more baby chickies you want to hatch!. I dont know the ratio for them. Hope someone will help !
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have kept 4 hens and 2 rooster in the same breeding pen it really just maters if the 2 cocks get along ive had roosters that wouldnt get along even if they where free ranged with 100 hens
     

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