Do your Silkies like to be picked up and let you pet them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akd23237, May 21, 2008.

  1. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    Was that something they were born with? If you put a Silkie chick/ adult in a flock that is kind of wild, would the Silkie become wild? I've read that Silkies are the lapdogs of chickens......
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My silkies don't care for being held. My Buff orps will peck your leg until you bend down and scoop em up. [​IMG] I guess it just depends.

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  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies are actually mean compared to my EE's and new hampshires, they don't like being held, and they don't like my other chickens.
     
  4. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny me too.
    My Silkie baby (3 weeks) is scared and screams when I pick her up! She doesn't like to be held at all!

    Me too I heard they were the lap dog of chickens ~not mine~ [​IMG]
     

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