Hi, I am speaking on behalf of a friend who needs help. She has a 6 month old silkie with a vent prolapse. We were able to get the egg out of the membrane but we can’t seem to put the intestines back inside of her. We have put her in a warm epsom salt bath and put lubricator on it to help but...
Hello everyone! So my hen Mushu who is almost 8 months and laying eggs still has wing pin feathers. My other chickens who are the same age and younger are fine there wings developed perfectly. Her wings still seem to be stuck in the wax, she is very uncoordinated and has bad balance probably due...
I have a 4 month old silkie who can’t seem to walk. It sits on it’s but as pictured. I don’t believe it is mareks as the legs are not paralyzed. It has a good appetite that i have supplemented with poultry booster. It sits upright and alert, and when scared it used its wings to help it hobble...
Ok, I'm a chicken genetics novice. But I need your experienced eyes and minds to help solve this riddle.
A black silkie rooster mates with a white cochin hen . They have a chick that is a 50/50 silkie/cochin mix.
The black silkie mates with both mother and daughter hens.
Two similar sized eggs...
I have 8 lovely silkie chicks that hatched today.
2 paint (I think)
2 partridge (the chipmunk striped ones??)
And 2 unsure but they’re light brown and medium brown colour, any idea on the colour when they grow up?
Also it’s confusing so the cockerel was black running with...
Hi, I recently got 5 silkie chicks and when I brought them home I was examining them for any health issues and noticed one of them has what seems to be Bumblefoot. Is it possible for young chicks to get Bumblefoot? If so do you know what I can do to help. I’ve so far tried to soak their foot in...
Hi everyone! i have a broody hen that has been broody for about a month now. We bought 4 babies chickens and were hoping to allow the hen to raise the babies. we blocked off one of the nesting boxes and the hen is currently laying with the babies sleeping underneath her. i have 4 questions...
The back of my white silkie hens head was pecked and now it has an injury on her head. One day I walked out to my silkie coop to let them out and after I opened the door is noticed that my white silkie hen was sitting down in the corner of the coop. I looked at her closer and I noticed...
My family and I have four chickens, two Silkie-Ameraucana crosses, a Paint Silkie, and a Lavander Orp. We got our Silkie from a pretty shady breeder as an impulse buy and since have has had problem after problem. When we bought her she had fowl pox, and now she has one nostril that always has...
How To Keep Them Bright & Fluffy!
Do you have a Silkie that's looking grubby?
Maybe you think your Silkie looks 'flat' rather than the typical poofy fluff ball they used to be?
Or maybe you are wanting your Silkie to look it's best for an upcoming show or event...
Color varieties: Black, white, cuckoo
Egg color: White
Comb: V-shaped, rosecomb
Leg color: Slate blue, feathered
Weight: M:3 kg/ F:2 kg
Origin: India, China or Japan
Color varieties: White, black, blue, gold, partridge...
Color varieties: Black
Egg color: Creamy white
Leg color: Slate blue
Weight: M:2,5 kg/ F: 1,5 kg
*Can be frizzled or non frizzled
Mapuche Chaco Argentine
Color varieties: Black and red, black and brown
i’m vegan so i have no intention of eating my chickens eggs. i know it’s common for chickens to eat their own eggs, but is it healthy? does it give them protein or vitamins that they lost while laying eggs? because if it is good for them i’ll just let them eat their eggs. they haven’t started...