Silkie rooster behavior?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wyatt0224, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

    587
    33
    91
    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread so I apologize in advance.
    When we first got our six Silkie chickens within a couple of weeks we could easily see that we had at least two roosters. Now they have gotten bigger yet combs for some are varying along with their size. Now I wonder if have three or four because lately I have seen three/four different silkies flaring their hackles at one another. They will be 8 weeks old Monday. Judging by their behavior do any of you know if this means they are roosters? Can hens flare their hackles also?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,419
    203
    171
    Sep 25, 2015
    Hens flare too.In fact soemtimes more then roosters do.
     
  3. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

    587
    33
    91
    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    Ok thank you!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by