Silkie roo with standard hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BAYAREABIRDER, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. BAYAREABIRDER

    BAYAREABIRDER Songster

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    Can a silkie roo hold his ground with standard hens as top bird????
     
  2. TreeHugger

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    Right now I have my silkie roos in with my Wyandotte hens. The roos do mate with them & the hens don't pick on the roos if that is your concern.
     
  3. BAYAREABIRDER

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    Yeah, I am considering rehoming my slw cockerel, and getting a silkie roo to go with my hens. Somehow I think the silkie would be alittle easier on their necks and backs. Also, tamer; my slw cockerel shanked my little sisters freind in the tummy yesterday, I am SOO glad he dosent have his spurs yet!!!
     
  4. TreeHugger

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    My hens don't have any feather damage, so you are right the silkie would probably be easier on their necks & backs. I do have one mean silkie roo, but he can't jump up pass my ankles [​IMG]
     
  5. BAYAREABIRDER

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    What do their crows sound like? My slws crow is deep and sorta LOUD.
     
  6. Quote:Not as loud, and kinda goofy.
     

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