Lucy the Antisocial Silky

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by artsyrobin, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Hi folks, i have a little silky who is continually chased by one of the banty hens- she is the only silky and lost their silky roo last week in the heat- are silkies only social with other silkies?

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  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Hi. I only have 3 sillkie hens and 2 silkie roos. One of the hens stays to herself pretty much because she has a toe that curls under. The two hens pretty much stay together with one of the silkie roos. The other silkie roo is a character and runs around trying to make friends with anyone who will befriend him. So mine pretty much do their own thing and don't keep up with my other breeds.
     
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I had silkies, they seemed to only play with other silkies... didn't mix much.

    [​IMG] I have to laugh at how many hens on here are named Lucy... I had a Lucy myself... my bet is that they are mostly red heads?
     
  4. midwestchickenwrangler

    midwestchickenwrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two white silkies and they mingle just fine with all my other breeds. Its as though they grew up together.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    mmaddie's mom :

    When I had silkies, they seemed to only play with other silkies... didn't mix much.

    [​IMG] I have to laugh at how many hens on here are named Lucy... I had a Lucy myself... my bet is that they are mostly red heads?

    yep she is named after lucile ball...[​IMG] and has that attitude- i have thought of pulling her from the flock, but she gets along some of the time, so i guess its just how they are... she does seem to be in a different mind set...LOL!​
     

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