Help! Aggressive Silkie!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PoultryQueen29, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm noticing that my blue silkie seems to be chasing around the others. It's head goes down very low and it runs after the others, sometimes it nips at them, too. Could it be that my white and splash silkies are hens and the blue is a rooster trying to mate?Or is it just being territorial? I know nothing about this so please help!

    Here are pictures of them:

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    White silkie
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    Splash silkie
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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    They all have to have a pecking order. Once the others realize the blue is the head honcho, it will settle down.
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! This is my first time owning chickens! I had quail before...they're not nearly as fun [​IMG]

    The splash silkie is being chased the most. It is very small and light for it's age [​IMG] Is that because she/he is stressed from being chased or can they just come smaller sometimes? It looks pretty healthy...
     
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  4. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are your Silkies?

    Your Blue Silkie looks suspiciously Cockerel like.

    We have a white silkie rooster that had us fooled for a very long time could not tell he was a cockerel for several months.

    I have been wrong once before, but I can’t seem to remember when that was.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I honestly can't tell if the blue is a cockerel or not. It doesn't have much crest, so it's lacking streamers, which is how I tell if they are cockerels at earlier ages. I would also like to know the ages, that might give us a better idea.

    You may try to make some oatmeal with peanut butter, that will boost their protein intake and help them gain weight. Some are smaller than others. You can also give them game bird feed, but it's expensive, but it has a lot of protein in it.
     
  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really appreciate all the help! I'm going to need all of this advice [​IMG]

    And they are all a little over 4 months old for those who wanted to know the age.
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    At 4 months of age, I am guessing the white is a pullet, the splash is a pullet and the blue could very well be a cockerel.
     
  8. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that blue silke is most probly a cockrel and is just being agressive u is there any crowing at all ??
     
  9. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No crowing yet but since they are over 4 months if one is a rooster I should hear crowing soon.
     

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