Silkies pecking order

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mikeshole, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mikeshole

    Mikeshole In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    So I had two four month old silkies. One died so I bought a, whats looksl like two month old silkie. The larger four month old silkie gets along pretty well, but has started pecking at him. Did I accidently buy another rooster? Will they always fight? I seperated them, just wanted to see if they'd mingle. He almost killed the last chicken I tried introducing him to, but this one is getting off alot easier. However he won't even let him inside his chicken coop.

  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I'd give it some time, but keep a close watch. I have this problem whenever I introduce a new silkie or two. Usually they settle down after a week or two.
  3. I wont say that its a definite after this mornings little "enlightenment" but its most probably that you wont know if its a male or not until nearly 5 to 6 months.

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