Which breeds are good to add with silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by calisilkies, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. calisilkies

    calisilkies New Egg

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    I currently have 3 silkies and would like to add another chicken mainly for egg production. I'd like to be able to sell the eggs to friends/neighbors who have voiced an interest in buying eggs from me. Any breed suggestions? I think I want something relatively small, possibly bantam.
     
  2. Michael OShay

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    Most bantams will do well with Silkies, but if you're going to sell eggs you probably need some standard sized breeds as bantams all lay small eggs. Some standard breeds that are calm and docile, and would probably mix okay with your Silkies are Australorps, Orpingtons, Cochins, Brahmas, Sussex, and Faverolles. Of these breeds Australorps are the best layers (they are the best layers of any standard, brown egg laying breed), and Cochins would be the poorest layers. The other breeds on this list are all pretty equal layers. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     

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