Can Silkies fly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggboy, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently heard that Silkies can't fly is that true?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True. They can not fly. Some get a little air under their wings when they jump, but that is mostly youngsters.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Sure they can fly; they just need an airplane [​IMG]
     
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, mine don't fly but as previously stated the chicks can get a little bit of flight going.
     
  5. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some Red Silkies that can jump pretty good, 4 Ft high but not fly just jump.

    It is only because they grew up with others Salmon Faverolles, Leghorns Etc, that jumped up to the roost so they developed that trait as well.
     
  7. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    Sure they can fly. Right off the ground and back down on their face.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Some can, good ones can't.
     
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I had a little mean Silkie rooster that flew........... right off the tip of my shoe.... [​IMG]
     

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