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Poor Little Silkie

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Clair, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Clair

    Clair Out Of The Brooder

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    My little white silkie bantam is being attacked by the three other full-size chickens. I have them separated right now while she heals, but don't know what to do about it. The four of them were fine together until the silkie had a broody period for a couple of weeks, since then they keep pecking her if she comes near them and one of them was actually going out of its way to attack her. Does anyone have any suggestions? We are planning on raising a few more chicks in the Spring, would it be a good idea to let the silkie stay with them until they are grown?

    Thank you for any help!
     
  2. Crystal Carroll

    Crystal Carroll Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no. I just had my only silkie killed. I thought it was a cat that killed her but now I'm wondering if it wasn't the other bigger chickens. It looked like she has been partially eaten by something. When I found her the other chicken were pecking at her dead body. I never thought chickens would attack one another and kill them. All my other chickens ate bantams but r a bigger breed. She was my only silkie.
     
  3. Crystal Carroll

    Crystal Carroll Out Of The Brooder

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    All my other chickens r a bigger breed of bantums.
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Ashdoes

    Ashdoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My large fowl attacked my Silkie when she went broody, both times. She now has her own area, with other Silkies.
     
  6. Crystal Carroll

    Crystal Carroll Out Of The Brooder

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    What does broody mean?
     
  7. Crystal Carroll

    Crystal Carroll Out Of The Brooder

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    I loved my silkie. She was my favorite of them all. I wonder if they will do that to the other chickens when they come of age? They r bantams as well but bigger breed.
     
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen wants to raise some chicks of her own.
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Broody is the word used for a hen who wants to hatch a clutch of eggs. She'll fluff out her feathers, act big and scary, and set on her nest for 21 days until the eggs hatch. [​IMG]
     
  10. Crystal Carroll

    Crystal Carroll Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no. I seen her do this. I feel terrible. I should have separated her. I didn't know they would kill her. Will they kill my other bantam even if they r not silkies?
     

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