question about vaulted skulls

chkinut

Songster
9 Years
Feb 25, 2010
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Leesburg, Ohio
hi guys....i'm new to silkies and i will be receiving some silkie/showgirl hatching eggs soon. i've read about the vaulted skulls and have learned that they have a hole in their skull from which their brain protrudes, but it's covered by skin and feathers. but i'm concerned if they get pecked in that area? is this something to be concerned about?
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iluvmychicks

Songster
12 Years
Mar 5, 2007
300
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Indiana
It can happen but very unlikely. I've raised silkies for a few years now and never lost one to a peck on the head. As long as your not raising them with aggressive birds I personally wouldn't worry about it
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chkinut

Songster
9 Years
Feb 25, 2010
1,432
15
161
Leesburg, Ohio
thanks for the info. i've got 8 silkie/showgirl eggs being shipped out on monday!!!
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i'm super hyped!
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i'm praying for all pullets! i'm not going to be able to keep them all anyway, but still, gotta pray for the pullets!
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