silkies and sexlinks not getting along.. help!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by izzybe3, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. izzybe3

    izzybe3 Out Of The Brooder

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    so i had to build a second coop on the other side of my yard just for two silkies[​IMG] ..... because they dont get along with my sexlinks....what can i do???
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    What do you want to do?? I would be happy with them separated---like you got them.
     
  3. izzybe3

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    i want them to be together because i have a small yard and i was planing to do a garden...where my silkies are now....
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You choose 2 completely incompatible breeds. Silkies should be kept with other silkies or other gentle bantam breeds. Sex links are a confident active breed that can be aggressive in small flocks. I personally would not try putting them together. Get rid of one group.
     
  5. izzybe3

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    i can't do that...i was hoping they'ed get along ... oh well
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Silkie can act a bit odd, which can trigger other breeds to attack them because of it, silkies can get pecked severely enough to kill them. Maybe garden in containers.
     
  7. izzybe3

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    I had three silkies, but a fox killed it and two of my silkies got pecked severly (by sexlink), but they lived thankfully....and thank you![​IMG]thats a good idea (the garden thing)
     
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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Easier on the back too.
     

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