silkie

  1. HiddlesKenway

    Pure Silkies - Lets play the guessing game!

    So, I have six three week old silkie chicks (yes they’re pure, even though one has a single comb.) and obviously it’s much too early to tell what gender they are BUT let’s have some fun and have a guess. 😂 I have one that I’m 100% sure is a boy off it’s comb alone! It is so much bigger more U...
  2. cluelesschickmother

    Silkies for Sale!! 14 Show and Breeder Quality Hens and Roos!

    Hello! I am selling fourteen silkies as a group for sale. I live in the Catskills (upstate NY) and unfortunately have to move to a city for work! They are all lovely sweet silkies, nine hens and five roos. Five of the nine hens are laying, four are about to start laying in the next month or...
  3. I

    Questions about Silkie Ducks

    Hi, all! This is my first post here at Backyard Chickens :) I first joined these forums because I wanted as much information as I could find for a mixed flock we’ll be raising in our urban backyard. But right now I wanted to talk about Silkie Ducks! It seems a little too much to hope to...
  4. mjvv88

    Change of hen behaviour

    My 2 year old hen started pecking at my 6 month old hen (she is her mother). It's not a hard peck, as the hen doesn't scream or run away. She actually just stands still and then all move along. Could she be jealous or is she stating her dominance?
  5. mjvv88

    Silkie Mix

    What breed are these? I assume a silkie is somewhere in there.
  6. BuffManM

    Silkie breeding and toes

    Hi guys i was wondering if anybody could help me. I’ve recently bought 2 black silkie hens but they only seem to have 4 toes (on each foot). Does this mean they are crossed with something else? If I were to put them with a silkie cockerel and hatched some eggs would the offspring have 5 Toes...
  7. C

    Chicken hybrid: is it silkie & australorp or something else?

    I just got this beautiful chicken but I’m not sure of the breed. She’s black with a speckled blue sheen, she does appear to have 5 toes in one photo (I haven’t counted in person yet but will tomorrow morning). I suspect she’d black australorp and silkie or maybe easter egger and black copper...
  8. T

    Can’t tell if Silkie is a rooster

    To me it looks like a rooster, but we only have one other younger silkie to compare it to. Not sure the ages. Very different. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
  9. E

    Chicken Lice Eggs???

    Hello all! I have an angel of a silkie named Ruth and she has had issues with lice this past Summer. I check her regularly to see if they are crawling around on her because I can see them pretty well even if they're tiny. I haven’t seen any on her for weeks, but there are definitely still eggs...
  10. alknoll

    8 Week Old Silkies - Girls or boys?

    Hi all! I have 4 8 week old Silkies. This post contains 3 of them, as I was sick of getting covered in chick poo to get these photos, haha. The fourth has a single comb, perhaps is a Frizzle cross, so jury is still out on that one. What do you think of these 3 8-week-olds? Pullets or Cockerel...
  11. HiddlesKenway

    Silkie chicks - What colour are they?

    Just picked up six little silkie chicks - starting my adventure raising silkie chickens and I’m wondering what colour are these wee babies going to be? Potential sires are a grey/silver roo or a buff roo. I have a few rough thoughts on what I think. I think 2 + 5 are partridge, 6 is a paint and...
  12. Cannibal

    ISO chicks near Seattle WA

    Hi! I'm looking for 2 female chicks only. Some breeds that I am looking for are ayam cemani, cochin (both bantam or standard), and silkies (again either bantam or standard). I'm not too picky about colors but I do prefer a black or white. I live near Seattle, WA and I'm willing to drive out a...
  13. HiddlesKenway

    Pullet or Cockerel - Purebred Silkie

    Four week old silkie chick with a vaulted skull. What do you think it is? I know it may be extremely early but I know some experts may be able to tell gender at this young of an age.
  14. chriscachicken

    Serama/silkie?

    Hello! I have a 9 month old roo. I was told he is a serama when I got him. He has feathered feet which I dont see on seramas normally. She had seramas and silkies so I'm wondering if I have a mix.
  15. HiddlesKenway

    Pullet or Cockerel? Silkie x

    What gender do you think my little Mocha is? 15 - 16 weeks old roughly. They’re a Silkie x unknown. Originally thought cockerel due to behaviour but in the last two weeks I’ve been thinking pullet but I’m not well versed in sexing chickens. My white leghorn cockerel and pullet were easy!
  16. M

    When will my silkie hen lay?

    I got a silkie that was a few weeks old in May so she’s around 8 months old. I’ve heard they can start laying around this age. But I’m not sure what signs to look for that she’s about to lay. My EE started squatting is it the same with silkies? Her comb is a lot darker in color now which is new.
  17. O

    Mud Balls on Silkies Head

    One of my silkies accidentally spent the night outside earlier this week, unfortunately it was a very stormy evening and she has ended up with large mud balls on her head hanging down over her eyes. I have experienced mud balls before on my Silkies feet, which are easy enough to get rid off, but...
  18. O

    Mud Balls on Silkies Head

    One of my silkies accidentally spent the night outside earlier this week, unfortunately it was a very stormy evening and she has ended up with large mud balls on her head hanging down over her eyes. I have experienced mud balls before on my Silkies feet, which are easy enough to get rid off, but...
  19. DelR

    When can I put them outside?

    I have month old silkie chicks. They have recently started to have no heat lamp during the day. Eventually I need to put them outside lol, but because it’s so cold, I don’t know when to start introducing them to the outside. The highest temperature recently has been about 45-50° Anybody have advice?
  20. Yucky_ducky_kentucky

    Rooster losing voice after his girlfriend died very suddenly

    Snowball the rooster is losing his voice a today. Normally I wouldn’t be worried but 3 days ago one of his favorite girlfriends died suddenly. The only symptoms she had 3 hours before death were strange sounds while breathing and she couldn’t stand anymore. Could the rooster’s horse voice be...
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