Silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hollychicken, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. hollychicken

    hollychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting 2 silkie chicks and 2 Barred Plymouth rock chicks is there any tips on those specifice breeds?
     
  2. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got lots of Silkies. I make their roosts lower for them. I don't really think I do anything else different.
     
  3. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are growing up together shouldn't be a problem. My silkies were around 2 months younger then the rest of my flock they lived together for less than a year then were put in the grow out pen and now have their own coop as of today. I have found they don't do as well with larger chickens. Also I was told like 80% or so of silkie chicks are roos...
     
  4. 2MuddyBoots

    2MuddyBoots Out Of The Brooder

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    is that true about them being 80% roos?
     
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 silkies 2 are a year old and grew up with reg size chickens and have done great I had to seperate them for a while due to both of them getting injured one got under the car and the other stepped on something and hurt her foot and the two little ones are growing up with polish and marans and are are doing fine.
     

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