what hens to buy

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silki, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. silki

    silki New Egg

    Apr 8, 2010
    I want to add some more hens to my little flock. I have a black rock , 2 female silkies and a male silkie. What are the best to mix with them or which are the ones to stay away from thanks
  2. chickenluver100

    chickenluver100 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2012
    HI! I have bantam polish with my silkies, and they get along great! I have never had black rocks, so I do not know what hens do well with them.
  3. c0dywhite

    c0dywhite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2012
    Organ Cave, WV
    I have three ducks (two female & one male),
    one Cochin Bantam, one guinea, & three med sized chicks with my silkies.
    When I let them out side they do their own thing, but one silkie rooster & the Cochin hang out together. I think they are in love! Haha lol & he is x5 her size!
  4. swga

    swga Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2012
    Maybe a black Australorp. I don't know if mine is the exception or the rule, but she is incredibly gentle and calm. She is so gentle that the tiny blue Andalusian picks on her even though she is less than half her size. Although they are big, if the breed as a whole is as gentle as our Ninja, they would be a good choice to mingle with your smaller chickies.

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