do all silkies "scream"?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kgatn, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. kgatn

    kgatn In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    My little blue Silkie, Natasha, just started laying little brown eggs. She also just started squawking like crazy - often around the time she's laying, but other times as well. Will she settle down or is this daily screaming part of her personality? My neighbor does not like the noise and I'm afraid I'll have to give her away.
  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Hi, Welcome!!!!
    Yes sqwaking or clucking loudly when they lay an egg is normal. It is like they need the whole world to know about it. Do you have only one chicken?

    Lisa [​IMG]
  3. kgatn

    kgatn In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    I have 2 others - Antoinette is some kind of black frizzle and Eva is a favorelle. They're back yard pets. I love the little silkie, but have been bringing her in the house in the mornings to quiet her down. I live in the center of a small town and have one difficult neighbor who made me get rid of Gertrude (who turned out to be a rooster) last year.
  4. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    My silkies were pretty quiet--compared to our other chickens. But they are soooo proud when they lay that tiny egg!
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Penny screams when she's trying to go broody and you go to pet her...
    Does your Silkie fluff up too?
    that's a sign of broodiness also.
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My crazy black Silkie hen, Elvira, screams and sqwacks all the time. It doesn't matter what the deal is. I wonder if she fell on her head or something.... [​IMG]
    Everyone will be standing around, minding their own business, and Elvira will let out a loud scream and take off down the backyard. [​IMG]
  7. kgatn

    kgatn In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    Oh dear. I guess I'll have to take Natasha to meet the neighbors, offer them some tiny eggs and hope for the best!

    I haven't noticed her fluffing up or acting broody.

    Does anyone know if polish hens are loud? I REALLY want one!
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    When we had our first hen(10 years ago)(who died rip) she always screamed after she laid. I used to say, her botty is on fire! lol![​IMG]
  9. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    I named my silkie Marsha because all she does is fuss and scream about every little thing. I wanted that bug! I wanted that piece of tomato! You pushed me! It's always Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!
  10. That's interesting, my Silkie hens are the quietest girls here.


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