silkies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by danniboi1990, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi [​IMG]

    just wondered how big silkie bantams get?? i have a selection of breeds. my smallest being a white leghorne and araucana. is a silkie that sort of size? ive never had bantams.. ive looked a pictures of silkie bantams and they look quite big for bantams. id like to get a silkie because they look awesome and are good broodies.. as ive got some small breeds im hoping a silkie would fit in quite well [​IMG]

    any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:silkies are 1/2 the size of larger birds 2 lbs?? my large fowl top 10-14 lbs in some of my breeds
     
  3. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thanks..

    what breed is your largest breed thats mahooooosive! [​IMG] i have a buff orpington that is 4.5 kg.. im not good with weight converted in pounds.. im a veterinary nurse and everything is done in kilos in england.. [​IMG] thanks for the help though i really appreciate it. so do u think a silkie bantam would get on with my smaller birds?
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:for every 1Kg it equals 2.2 lbs [​IMG] example...10 Kg dog would weigh 22lbs so your BO weighs 9 lbs 10 ozs. Thats a big roo. I have a silver laced brahma roo he's 14 months old and huge! Silkies are generally very sweet and patient when it comes to mixing with other small birds. I use my silkies as foster moms alot. When I have to find space for chicks that are 6-8 weeks old-they go in with my silkies until they grow bigger:)
     
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    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they the type to stick up for themselves aswell though because i have 1 very dominant bluebelle (RIR X maran) hen who has a bullyish side!
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Not these guys-sissy's!!!!!
     

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