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Silkies and Standards?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DKrueger4, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. DKrueger4

    DKrueger4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I have silkies and standard breeds together?
     
  2. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have white&buff silkies with my ducks&standard chickens. They roam around, eat, drink, & sleep together. No problem. There is even a younger buff silkie&guinea in there with them too.
    My other standard chickens come from their coop & hangs out with them too!
    Also, I have three baby white silkies&two baby ducks brooding together.
    Hope this helps!

    -Cody
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkies and standards work best when they're raised together from chicks. If you get good quality Silkies with big crests they can't see worth a darn, which makes them a prime target for butt whippings.
    If you must introduce grown birds give the Silkies crests a good trim and supervise VERY carefully.
    Nikki
     

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