Silkie friendly flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DevieLou, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. DevieLou

    DevieLou Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2014
    Upstate NY
    I have a flock consisting of 4 orpingtons(1boy 3girls), 2 wyandottes(girls) and 3 cream legbars(1boy, 2girls)
    They're roughly 19 weeks old. My question is, can I add a couple silkies? Or will these breeds bully them?
    Everyone seems laid back, I can't actually tell the pecking order because they all get along so well. One of the legbars is a runt and noone bothers her, she's half the size she should be.
  2. The Hustons

    The Hustons Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2014
    I've heard of other ppl mixing silkies w/laying flock . It did not work out for me. I tried add silkies to my RSL..they were all same age but tremendous size difference . Best advice I have is have a plan B in case things don't go well. I knew almost immediately it wasn't gonna work but gave it a few hours under almost constant supervision & it was super stressful. I just didn't wanna risk my bantams being injured. The RSL are known to be bossy so you might not have any problems w/ yours . Ours were suppose be buff orpingtons from TS so we could mix them w/ silkies but they totally were not lol . We were thinking the Bo's would be docile enough to have mixed flock. Good luck

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