Silkies in the flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buffo, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. buffo

    buffo Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2009
    Hi all,Long time watcher first time poster:D

    This is my plan, and I would like to see what you all think.I want to breed BO without a incubator.I would like to use silkies as my built in mothers if the BO don't go broody.Is my plan way out of line or seem like a reality.I am not that concerned about the hatch numbers it is just a hobby,I do like the BO's and silkies so I thought it would be a good match.
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2009
    sounds like a great idea, silkies are the number one moms in the chicken world. They will work as exellent foster mothers when the chicks hatch.
  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    sounds good to me!
  4. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    Silkies do make good broodys. Are you planning on raising the buff orpingtons and silkies together? If you aren't you might have to keep them separate because most silkie hens don't stand up for themselves very well unless they are raised together with other breeds.
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    My silkie raised 3 Polish last summer. They still hang out with her and my 2 silkie roos.
  6. buffo

    buffo Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2009
    Some of the one's I have have been raised together, but I think I will seperate them when hatching.I plan on buying 10 more silkies and 15 more BO the first part of Feb.Not trying to brag about one breed but the Buff's seem to be a tough and hardy bird in the winter climate.The silkies also seem to be quite adaptible(spelling?) to the conditions as well.

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