how to care for silkies properly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by c.wilson, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a suspicion that silkies were taking over the world. Mine already has me brainwashed into making a special trip outside each night to sit her up on the roost.[​IMG]
     
  2. ercky&perky

    ercky&perky Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if someone can tell me the difference between a splash silkie and a partridge [​IMG] I know my avatar is small but perky is the one in the front does he look like a partrige from what you can see??


    I LOVE silkies [​IMG]

    Cindy
     
  3. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkie roo

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    my splash hen with wet face
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  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:My husband does the same thing every night! Gwen has him programmed well! Too bad she can't tell me how she does it....

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  5. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they use mind control.[​IMG]
     
  6. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WOULD HAVE REPLIED MORE OFTEN BUT I FORGOT I HAD THIS POST UNTIL NOW. I HAVE GOT 25 SILKIE CHICKS OF ALL THE COLORS THEY HAD FROM MCMURRAY HATCHERY. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOUR SILKIES ARE B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  7. smilingcow

    smilingcow New Egg

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    [​IMG]I was happy to find this thread! Much to my surprise, I've fallen in love with chickens after purchasing 4 gold sex links last year. I just ordered 6 assorted silkies hatching eggs and can't wait to receive them!

    Beth in PA
     
  8. idenasuzanne

    idenasuzanne New Egg

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    Hi BYC friends,
    I read that Silkies cannot navigate ramps or fly. How do they roost at night? Or do they roost at all?
    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  9. chics n more

    chics n more Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know about the roosting yet but my 2 month old silkies navigate a 5 foot long ramp pretty well now. We have 2 a buff hen named Lavender and a black or blue roo named Dark Vader (yes Dark the 7 year old named him)
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  10. LukesCityHens

    LukesCityHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's with the blue spot on both sides of my roos head? are those his ears?
     

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