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Shayna

Love My Silkie Chickens!

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Pros: Interesting, cute, small, wonderful disposition, and great broody mothers!

Cons: Egg laying can be a con since they are often broody. They also require a little more TLC than other breeds.

Silkies are a wonderful bantam pet breed in my experience.  They have funny personalities and are friendly, even with children.  They make great, nurturing mothers and even the roosters are often good with chicks.  This is why some use silkies to hatch eggs from other types of poultry.  The silkie girls were born to be mothers and often go broody.  They are dedicated and determined to hatch!  I say they require more TLC than other breeds, because they cannot see well with their large puffy crests.  They are a very easy target for predators and should be free ranged only under close supervision.  This also makes them fall easy from attacks...
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HorseMadWhovian

My Favourite

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Pros: Fluffy, friendly, cute, puffy, gorgeous, I could go on forever,

Cons: Nothing, they're amazing

I absolutely love my silkies, they never put a foot wrong, my hen always protect and mothers any new chickens. The rooster barely crows and I've never seen him pick a fight with any chickens.
rachlore

I love my babies!

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Pros: adorable, fluffy, fairly easy to train, sweet, and loving

Cons: flighty, hard to keep fluff clean

I was shocked at how easy they catch on to routine! We have a separate run from our coop and we've taken to carrying our silkies to it, but then we had the idea to have our babies walk to the run by themselves. It works like a charm and we just supervise as they walk in then close the gate behind them. That easy! They are the sweetest birds I've ever met but very difficult to keep clean because they will roll around in the dirt and come out looking like a spotted brown and white Pomeranian! My sister was begging me to name one of them 'Dog'. Anyways, the silkies are very flighty and easily frightened by mowers or loud sounds near them.
hiddenacres

Silkies are aswome

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Pros: they are broody mothers, they are funny to watch, eat slugs in gardens with out harming plants, FLUFFY

Cons: there eggs are kind of small and they dont lay as much due to the broody factor

I love this bird because they are good for show and they are also broody mothers alot. The eggs are not very big but look at the bird they are kinda small to me. They do like to eat slugs and they do not always eat plants. They are easy to let free range but hawks are a big issue due to not being able to see very well (feathers block view).
Maggizzle35

Silkies are Wonderful

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Pros: friendly, soft & fluffy, easily handled, great adoptive moms, protective roosters

Cons: can't always see peripherally, easy target for predators

I have loved my silkies from the start.  I have a pair of white silkies and black silkies.  I have one small buff silkie hen.  I have had great experience with the hens hatching their own chicks and adopting chicks that have already been hatched, that are full size chickens.  They are wonderful all around.  Sweet dispositions, easy to handle and one of my favorite breeds.  They never seem quite like a chicken and they usually smell nice. The white hen with Christmas eve babes and the black hen with her adopted eggs and chicks. My Silkie Rooster, named Romeo and of course the white hen is Juliette.  The chicks are Kringle and Holly born on Christmas...
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Chicken Egg 17

Great calm beautiful broody birds

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Pros: Great broody mothers such a calm docile bird

Cons: Don't lay very many eggs but it's not a problem to me so that's the only problem I have with them

I highly reccomend this breed especially for family's who have kids that would want to hold the chicken and feed them some bread or something with out having a breed that is going to jump out of there arms and there wing hit them in the face. They love to be pet and held also which I like to do a lot just to pet them talk to them give them a treat and let them go back to the flock but I highly reccomend this breed for small children and people who love Broodys
RodNTN

Favorite breed of chicken

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Pros: Docile, loving, will raise your chicks, very good with children.

Cons: Can't think of any, excpet that their crests and small size makes them have a greater risk with predators.

I love silkies, they are my favorite breed! They go broody constantly. Very tame, they are also very good with children. Not aggressive. The best chicken breed!
Adorkable

Beautiful bearded balls of fluff!

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Pros: Pretty to look at, friendly, calm, gentle, wonderful temperament, great if you have children, excellent broody hens

Cons: can't free-range cause they don't see too well if they have huge crests, feathers don't repel rain like normal chickens, somewhat of a delicate breed

My first silkies were hatchery birds and I did not like them at all. They weren't fluffy enough and their crests were on the small side so I got some nicer quality ones and I am in love with them and will be breeding them next spring. They have wonderful temperaments and are great with children. They come in lots of different color varieties and are adorable little fluffy critters.   This is Jasper the splash cockerel when he was younger.   This is Jasper now at 4 months old.   Here are a few others.   This is Princess Marauder the 4 month old pullet.   Marauder close-up. Mixed colored silkie chicks   Mixed color silkie cockerel ...
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NewChicKMom2014

Love my lil fuzzy butt.....

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Pros: Interesting, cute, small, wonderful disposition, Fluffy, friendly, gorgeous, talkative

Cons: Feathered feet get wet/dirty way too much, can be onry when young...

I love my little silkie. She can act like a toddler going through terribles 2's sometimes but she so adorable and interesting to watch. Very active. 
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