Silkies and Jersey Giants. HELP!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NewMommy123, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning to get some Silkie hens ( hopefully) but I have a Jersey Giant rooster. If they were to mate do you think the Jersey Giant size eggs would kill her? Please HELP!!!!!!!
     
  2. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the rooster would do more harm than the egg. I have a JG roo and he is huge! Would be scared to put him near my silkie hens. JMO.
     
  3. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mating rooster would be my concern as well. I do have silkie hens in with JG hens - no problem. If anything, the silkies are bossier.
     
  4. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all of the replys! Although if they were dog then the silkies would die.
     
  5. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies being mated to jerseys will not change the size of the egg....
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Having a different breed of rooster would not change the eggs in any way, besides the fact that they will be fertile. Who mates with a hen has nothing to do with the size the egg will be. But yes, a rooster of that size would have a good chance of killing or injuring a hen that is so small.
     
  7. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to ThePolishPrincess and solarquail for the reassurance. I will probably have to devise a way to keep them seperate then.
     
  8. thechickenmama

    thechickenmama New Egg

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    I have a Jersey Giant and 5 hens (3 wyandottes and 2 red stars) mine are getting pretty beaten up. Asking for help on keeping them separate. If I were you I wouldn't have them together.
     
  9. dawg53

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    I have a couple of good sized Barred Rock hens. I keep my JG rooster seperate from all my hens, he towers over the big BR hens and I know he'd definitely hurt them.
     

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