breeds & silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greeneggs444, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so ive heard silkies are really nice? are they too hard to take care of, imean with their fluffy feathers is it worth it?
     
  2. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    In my opinion silkies are not any harder to take care of. You just have to watch for mites as they LOVE to hide in all that fluff, and if you're showing just have to keep their feathers in condition. But as far as just having silkies go, they aren't very high maintenance [​IMG]...........IMO anyway [​IMG]
     
  3. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah well me and mites dont mix are they like little fleas? are they hard to get rid of if they do get them?
     
  4. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hate to break it to you, but any breed of chickens are bound to get mites at some point.[​IMG] [​IMG] Mites can be controlled by dusting, spraying, dips....etc.
     
  6. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh well then i guess i never noticed it then im so neglegent hhmmmm
     
  7. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkies usually start getting them in the fall when it begins to cool and then usually they go away in the spring, but I don't know it this is the same case for others. When I notice some mites I give them a couple squirts with Adam's Flea and Tick spray and they go right away, [​IMG]
     
  8. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love silkies! They are very docile and the hens make great broodies. The bonus is that they are also beautiful! Im glad i got into them.
     
  9. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From the way you formed your question its almost like you don't really want them. I don't suggest anyone choose a breed just because a bunch of us lunatics are addicted to the breed.

    Most of us have 50 or more Silkies. That right there says they are no harder to care for than any other breed. If it were true then we'd spend our entire day doing nothing but caring for them. In some regards they are easier. But the higher bred the more challenging in some areas but that is also true for every breed.
     
  10. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:From the way you formed your question its almost like you don't really want them. I don't suggest anyone choose a breed just because a bunch of us lunatics are addicted to the breed.

    Most of us have 50 or more Silkies. That right there says they are no harder to care for than any other breed. If it were true then we'd spend our entire day doing nothing but caring for them. In some regards they are easier. But the higher bred the more challenging in some areas but that is also true for every breed.

    X2 [​IMG] I Love my Silkies too:D
     

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