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do silkie hens raise hackles??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oconnorfamily25, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. oconnorfamily25

    oconnorfamily25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    my one blue silkie is adorable, and we hope she is a girl, but she raises her hackles when we pick her up! does anyone know if this only happens with roos?[​IMG]
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hen does when she's feeling especially irritated or is trying to intimmidate another bird. It's a 'chicken thing'. Not just males do it. Though it is more common among roosters.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Both females and males raise their neck feathers. Often a female does it to intimidate, to soak up light or heat, or other reasons. . .
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
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