? about silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bisqit&Gravy, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wanted silkies since I 1st got into chickens. I have a fenced in area that would be great for silkies. Would they be able to get over a 4 ft picket fence??
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't fly.

    Hell, mine rarely jump a foot off the ground.
     
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do not fly either. I think a 4 ft fence would be fine.
     
  4. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't be able to get over that.,
    \\Chris
     
  5. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great to know. I already have one silkie mix hen. She can't fly but can jump pretty good. Maybe it's whatever she's mixed with that makes her jump good. She's lays grocery store size brown eggs. She's a big girl!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I read somewhere that a 3' fence would work so an extra foot will really help
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine, although some pq birds with more sparse crests may attempt and even succeed in jumping the fence...
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is a good jumpier but she is real small. I think she could jump a 4ft fence..LOL
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Bisqit&Gravy :

    I've wanted silkies since I 1st got into chickens. I have a fenced in area that would be great for silkies. Would they be able to get over a 4 ft picket fence??

    Not without a swift kick in the rear...​
     
  10. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They cannot get over but predators can get in , so be very careful!
     

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