Question about Silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by justinsmom, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. justinsmom

    justinsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I have recently purchased three Silkies. These are my first chickens. They seem to have greasy looking feathers. Does anyone know what would cause this? When I got them, they had lice and mites, so I bathed and dusted them with food grade DE. I can not see anything crawling on them now. Is it normal for their feathers to look greasy? I would appreciate any advice as I am new to chickens. Thanks!
     
  2. Piper1998

    Piper1998 Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have one silkie - she's jet black - and she, too, looks greasy. I think it's just a highly glossy feathering, though, as she hasn't had bugs or anything more than a dust bath. She does, BTW, LOVE a dust bath. She'll find any soft ground and roll around like a little monkey.
     
  3. justinsmom

    justinsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the feed back. Hope they will be ok
     
  4. pearsam

    pearsam Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two silkies and their feathers are fluffy like down.
     

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