Im thinking about getting Silkies(for the first time) and need some info

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ducky 13, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm looking around, and I saw silkies, I have seen a lot of silkies before and now I am thinking about getting some. There is only one problem, I don't know anything about them. I have had chickens before but I don't know what silkies are like. I decided to try and get some because I was told that they are broody and can be pets. That's pretty much all I heard. These are both things I want, a great pet chicken and a broody mom chicken to have a family. So if there is anyone who has experience with them and really knows them, please tell me some things about these fluffy birds.
     
  2. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chillin' With My Peeps

    They make great broodies. Everyone should have a Silkie or five. Especially if you have kids.
     
  3. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it very common for them to be broody?

    Would they brood other eggs beside their own?
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  4. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours went broody a couple times a year and would hatch whatever was under them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  5. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh k
     

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