silkie

  1. M

    Central Oregon- 22 week silkies (1 roo, 1 pullet) in need of a new home

    We are not allowed to have a rooster in our area and must part with our lovely black Silkie roo. We thought he was female when we bought him but he started crowing last week. His best friend, a buff Silkie pullet will go with him if his new home wants 2! We are flexible to drive to drop off...
  2. NubbyRyuu

    My Leilei laid Two First Eggs

    Not seeing this pop up on the Already Asked thing, and I'm not getting answers from people I follow, so here I am. My Leilei is a 5mo SilkiexBarbu Cross who I've confirmed laid 2 first eggs as opposed to 1. How I confirmed was I saw her poop and I thought her vent had prolapsed! I quickly...
  3. D

    Can you have a silkie rooster with average sized hens?

    Hello! I was curious... can you have a silkie rooster with average sized hens? Here's a list of hens that we have: 6 Buff orpingtons 1 Swedish Flower hen 1 Bielefelder 2 Jersey Giants 1 Barred Rock 1 Black Star 2 Easter Eggers 3 Wyandottes We have never had any problems with our hens. They...
  4. L

    Hunched over, pale comb, shaky head, putting head behind wing... what's going on? Little 6 month old silkied serama hen

    My little silkied serama has been showing concerning signs. I found her today with her head tucked into her wing and not responding when I called out to her. I grabbed her and brought her inside. The symptoms she's showing currently: - shaking head tilted to one side - hunched over -fluffed up...
  5. Stauffer0526

    Silkie help

    I have 2 silkies and a satin, hatch date was 11/2/21, so they are currently 2 months old. Any help on sex would be greatly appreciated. I know silkies are tougher than most breeds. Thanks! Reposting because I was having trouble with posting pictures in my original. Trying to determine sex on my...
  6. 5 Beautiful Ornamental Chicken Breeds

    5 Beautiful Ornamental Chicken Breeds

    5 Beautiful Ornamental Chicken Breeds Author: MapleValleyAcresPoultry Date: 01/06/2022 There are a lot of cool chicken breeds out there, and every breed is in a"Category", whether it's "Breeds For Meat", "Breeds For Eggs"...
  7. laneaj

    Gamma's Bearded Babies Adventure

    We've been empty nesters the past four years...and in May 2021 the kids got me baby chicks!!! And thus began my adventure...
  8. akullian

    Introducing new flock to lone Silkie- question

    I am considering introducing 2 (7-9 month) vaccinated Easter eggers to my lone mareks infected Silkie survivor (10 months). It would remain a closed flock. I understand time is needed with the new hens in proximity to the Silkie before sharing the run. Am I correct then assuming they would need...
  9. I

    Red stringy stuff in Silkie poop.

    New chicken keeper here. My little Silkie splash hen had some red stringy stuff in her poop today. Picture attached. Should I be worried? Some more info on my girl: I got her back in October. She is supposedly a little over a year old. She just started laying eggs for me in November. I’ve...
  10. akullian

    Flock of 1 with Mareks- input requested

    She survived, was getting lots of attention was doing ok but is showing all the concerning signs of stress. I am trying to decide between putting her down, or taking in a rooster that is available, who is not vaccinated. I understand this is strongly advised against, as he will be infected by...
  11. kaleighmarie1213

    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    My daughters silkie named Raven is not acting normal. Here is all I know... she is 5 weeks old, none of the others are affected as far as I can tell. She is a silkie/frizzle mix I hatched from an online order. They've been kept indoors and food/water cleaned nearly daily. Held often and quite...
  12. DuckNana207

    Training silkies for a nipple feeder

    I have silkie bantam we wanted to switch to a nipple water system. We had it in their pen for a few days, and they didn't seem to get how to use it. We put it in place of their other water, but at the end of the day I would set thier old waterer in and they acted very thirsty. I showed them...
  13. Crazychookchick

    Dwarf Chick?

    Does anyone have experience with a chicken who has dwarfism? I'm fairly certain my tiny silkie hen is a dwarf. She's now 10 weeks old and looks like a hatchling. Has been getting vitamins in her water and has trouble walking, we believe she's also blind. She's made it 10 weeks and is a tough...
  14. K

    Strange lumps on Silkie

    I keep finding strange lumps on my Silkie hen. See attached photo. I have found four so far, one on her lower breast, and three on her neck. I find them when they start seeping blood. I have been putting Blu-Kote on them to stop the bleeding, but now I am wondering…Could these be ticks? Please help!
  15. Verbon30

    Is high quality feed worth the money?

    I'm at a cross road I'm either going to have to raise the pice on my bearded silkies or start buying cheaper food I sell them for $5 but i see plenty of people selling for $10 my silkies are good Quality. I feed all my chickens Kalmbach feed.
  16. Learning as I go...take 3 coop/run 2021

    Learning as I go...take 3 coop/run 2021

    What began as an empty nester's mothers day gift from my kids this year has turned into the most expensive yet peaceful time I've had since coming to know God! While the cute little pre-fab coops seemed perfect for a small backyard and had all the hard parts done for ya (cuts n...
  17. B

    Buff splash silkies

    Hey everyone :) has anyone else ever hatched buff splash silkies? I have a few this colour and I’d love to see if anyone has adults this colour
  18. M

    Chickens loosing weight

    Hi all! I have a small coop what had four silkies and one olive egger in it. Today I found my olive egger dying in the coop… she was just over a year old, had never payed an egg yet, and had been consistently unwell since I got her. Wry neck, pasty butt, you name it… and she was just recently...
  19. J

    Bumble foot? Mites? Lice?

    So yesterday I found my hen fluffy limping, I checked her foot and I wrapped it a bit. Today I gave her an Epson salt soak, and then I decided to give her a little bath too. Well I couldn't find a Bumble and so I'm looking for help with that buttt, when I was drying her I found Mites or lice I'm...
  20. J

    Bumble foot? Mites? Lice?

    So yesterday I found my hen fluffy limping, I checked her foot and I wrapped it a bit. Today I gave her an Epson salt soak, and then I decided to give her a little bath too. Well I couldn't find a Bumble and so I'm looking for help with that buttt, when I was drying her I found Mites or lice I'm...
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