Silkie friendly flock?

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

  1. DevieLou

    DevieLou In 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 Chirping

    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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