Silkie Scares

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kaankboom, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. kaankboom

    kaankboom Out Of The Brooder

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    At home I have a Year old BR hen, 7 months RIR Roo and a 9 week Austrolp hen. I just recently purchases the Austrolp hen and my othere chickens are being rough and pulling out her feahers, And im considereing buying a Silkie hen but after what i saw with the Austrolp im a bit scared that they might kill the silkie[​IMG]. So if i do purchase a Silkie, will she be okay?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  2. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the pecking order working its self out. I would not add a silky to your flock.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    when adding new birds you should let them be near each other for a little bit but not be able to get to each other. Than I find it best to mix them at night when all are sleeping so they wake up together, but still watch them for a few days. My silkies are penned by themselves for the other breeds safety, as most my silkies are very dominate (especially the hens)
     

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