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  1. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    My understanding was that silkies don't usually like to roost? I wasn't even thinking about the roosting part
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    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Quote: If you want them to roost, when they come in at night and are getting settled down, pick them up and place them on the roost until their feet grab on. It may take a few nights of you showing them what you want them to do. I had to train my Lola when I had to get rid of her bothers...
  3. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Quote: Haha, I have 10 that frantically chirp when it's getting dark and not ONE knows how the heck to go up a ramp, so I find a silkie pile and I wait till it's Dark to give them the benefit of the doubt
  4. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Actually yesterday I did trim the one hens crest, she is the "slowest" acting, she does nothing all day, so I thought maybe she was having issues seeing cause her crest was So full, but I have trimmed it before and she is still a little bump on a log, so I guess it is her personality, or lack...
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    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Quote: Isn't it a pain? Ive been doing it for a couple weeks now and it is getting old, I can't figure out why they won't go in on their own, their hutch is so low to the ground for that purpose, I knew silkies didn't like doing ramps but this is ridiculous
  6. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    So far they haven't gone near the bricks....I do believe I will be picking them all up Again tonight
  7. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Quote: Oh wow, I never thought of stairs! That might actually work and I have bricks, I think I'm going to do that today, I put slats on the ramp but they have an aversion to it, maybe cause it's pink and purple??
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    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Well I went out today and bought 2 little white fences, the kind you put along a garden, I'm going to attach them on either side of the ramp and see if they will go up it, maybe they think they will fall off the egde? Not that it would matter, it is so close to the ground. One of these nights...
  9. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    Quote: None of mine have ever roosted, I don't think silkies like to, mine still sleep in a pile and we just had a Bad heat wave so I had them in my air cond shop for a few days, I was worried cause they def seem to suffer more in the heat and the way they pile up, ugh....They also don't go...
  10. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    I wait till after dark and they are all huddled in a corner of the run, they just don't seem to know how to go up that little ramp? I can't imagine that but when I put them in their little coop they seem to be happy and feel safe. I have 10 of them and it's getting old having to put them to bed...
  11. Bengalcats1

    Don't get me wrong, I Love my silkies BUT

    My silkies are by far my favorite chickens, but I'm not gonna lie, I think they are Slow.....every night I have to put them in their coop cause they apparently have no idea how to go in themselves.....will they ever learn?! The ramp is very short, 2 feet at the most and not much of an incline, I...
  12. Bengalcats1

    Smallest silkie boy or girl??

    Try and post a pic of him/her
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    Smallest silkie boy or girl??

    I have the teaniest tiny silkie myself and am not sure what he/she is either, I am SO hoping mine is a girl. Just never really grew much and it is as cute as a button....it is hard to tell silkies sex for quite a while, at least for me it is
  14. Bengalcats1

    HUGE Hawk hanging around past few days, Help

    Quote: Oh don't I wish but my neighbor would call it in so fast, he is a real peach....once called the cops on me cause when I had my lawn mowed the guy shot grass on his side of the fence on his gravel, so yes they paid me a visit over grass clippings
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    HUGE Hawk hanging around past few days, Help

    The crows were doing a pretty good job at keeping the hawks away, so I think anyway, I hadn't seen any. But now there is this Big one hanging around and making a lot of noise and making me and the chickens nervous....I will try the c/ds and roping
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    HUGE Hawk hanging around past few days, Help

    Any ideas what I can do to my run to protect my chickens? The run is Way to big to net it, I tried that and it just doesn't work. It is all fenced but nothing on top, I know that is just asking for trouble but I wanted them to have tons of room to roam. Someone said to string clothesline all...
  17. Bengalcats1

    What's a girl to do...with too many a roo???

    I am in the same boat, mine are all purebreed bantams and I'm having NO luck on craigslist , Im getting nervous and eating them is Not an option
  18. Bengalcats1

    Chicken tried to hang herself. Need some advice

    Wow what a freak accident, Im anxious to see what you do...I would call the vet tho tomo cause they do have diff things to close/glue wounds and I know there is something they use on turtle shells that get damaged.
  19. Bengalcats1

    How to keep chickens cool in the heat. Tips wanted!

    For the past 3 days my 10 silkies have been in my shop in a gated area in the air cond and loving it, it has been brutally hot here and they can't take it. I feel bad for my frizzles tho, there are to many to bring in but they have lots of shade and weeds to go in and my silkies don't have the...
  20. Bengalcats1

    What has she done? A Silkie!!!!

    Quote: I had one chicken raised by herself from a day old for 3 years and she is by far the friendliest and social chicken we have, loves my dogs and now she has chicken friends and is happy also. So it's not true that they will be anti social, if anything it makes them much more social being...
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