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silkies with my other hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Silkie2, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so I am getting day old silkies, (my first!! Super excited)anyways, I wanted to know if my silkies would be OK with my other hens? My chickens live in a fairly large area (they are not free ranged they are just fenced in) there is a spot that has a fence for when we get turkeys but it is opened to the hens when we don't have turkeys yet. I figured I would put them in when then are big enough, so the other chickens could see em' then after that I would place them out with the bigger chicxkens , so like I said will they be OK? (Sorry, tried to explain the situation as best I could) BTW I am getting TWO silkies on the 16th of march
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Silkies will often get picked on especially the crests I wouldn't keep them with large fowl, and turkeys can kill chickens, so I don't keep them with chickens either.
     
  3. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK first the turkeys are only staying a little bit each year second, the turkeys have there own pen where no chicken get in and no turkey can get out, sorry if I did not word it properly. I was gonna keep the silkies in there ONLY when the turkeys were NOT there. Right now we do not have the turkeys
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry I didn't mean to sound mean. I didn't think you were putting them together, I just had a bad experience and like to warn others about the shenanigans of turkeys. I don't currently have silkies, mainly because others like to peck them. It can work but I personally have repeatedly had troubles in a mixed flock with my silkies being a target.
     
  5. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh OK [​IMG]
     
  6. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ anybody who has silkies
    How do you not have your silkies get picked on
     

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