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 In the Brooder

    May 5, 2008
    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 Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    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.

  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    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 Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    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]
  5. ChickenSupe

    ChickenSupe Hatching

    Mar 18, 2018
    Several of my 7-week-old Silkies are sweet, one Silkie loves to be held and actually walks up my body to snuggle under my chin and then settles in and chills there. There are 2 that absolutely want nothing to do with me and runnfor their lives when I approach!
  6. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    I have 3 silkies that I’ve raised since chicks. They have big crests so they don’t move very much. They don’t mind being picked up. They are 18 weeks and still act like babies...I have 2 Polish in with them right now and they get along super good... I have some Black Maran chicks 2 weeks old that I’m going to try and integrate with them soon. I have 2 other silkies separated from these that I purchased and I can’t even get close to them.

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