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Information on Silkie Chicken

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I'm considering on purchasing a baby Silkie but I need to know if they're easy to care for. Are they easy to take care of? We'll my six weeks Cochin chicks get along with a three day Silkie? Does a Silkie require grooming because of the feathers?
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I just found the information, I should of looked it up first before asking. 😳 I wish I knew how to delete posts.
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I've raised several silkies. They can't get wet because their feathers are nother like other birds. Water does not run off them, it soaks them through. And yes I trim bottom feathers (butt feathers) to keep mine clean and I have to trim their crests so they can see. Once I let one of my girls crests grow a bit longer than I should have and she couldn't see, thank God I realized right away by watching her. I never free range my silkies. Because in the face of danger they tend to freeze in place and squat down. Not very effective against predators. You might want to give a good poultry vitamin every so often because they can be prone to wry neck. When they are broody make sure they eat and drink because some fail to do that when broody. I hope this helps.just wanted to mention a few things. Best wishes
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I've raised several silkies. They can't get wet because their feathers are nother like other birds. Water does not run off them, it soaks them through. And yes I trim bottom feathers (butt feathers) to keep mine clean and I have to trim their crests so they can see. Once I let one of my girls crests grow a bit longer than I should have and she couldn't see, thank God I realized right away by watching her. I never free range my silkies. Because in the face of danger they tend to freeze in place and squat down. Not very effective against predators. You might want to give a good poultry vitamin every so often because they can be prone to wry neck. When they are broody make sure they eat and drink because some fail to do that when broody. I hope this helps.just wanted to mention a few things. Best wishes
Thank you so much for the information! I really appreciate it!
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