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Silkie roo was attacked...Now what

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cakemuggle, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. cakemuggle

    cakemuggle In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2016
    A co-worker gave my hubby a silkie roo a week before Christmas. I put him in with my 6 hens that are almost 1yr. old (red sex link, RIR, buff Orpington, 2 barred rocks, Isa brown). He was fine at first but now has been attacked twice. He's now in a small heated coop alone. I worry about him getting lonely. Trying to find a couple of silkie hens but it's taking awhile. Any suggestions on what to do next?

  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Songster

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    I would leave them to it, unless they draw blood/ he gets badly injured- it's just the chickens working out a pecking order. You could gradually introduce them to each other, letting them see each other through a fence, until they get to know each other. I've also heard that sneaking a new chicken into the coop at night (in the dark) works well.

    Good luck.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    How old is he?

    How much space do your birds have?

    Be more specific on "attacked". Injuries, or just harassing?
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017

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