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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:29 pm 
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we`re planning to get silkie and australorp chickens do they get along with each over if i get 2 of each breed :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:24 pm 
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It really depends on the individual bird.
Australorps are generally pretty laid back and Silkies tend not to challenge.
Best if they are around the same stage of development, provide plenty of room and safe space to get away. Start with a couple of food and water stations to reduce competition and if necessary trim or tie up the Silkies poms so they have good vision.
Offer distractions such as scattered scratch grain or biscuits of lucerne on the ground to keep them busy.
The risk with breeds which are most often a single colour (Australorps black) is that they are likely to have only been raised with black siblings - they can tend to be colour racist.


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