Questions about Silkies :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WhiteCochinLover, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi are silkies good chickens? my dad thinks if we get one then all the other chickens will peck at its head because it has that little poof on its head have you guys ever had that problem? thanks!
     
  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    My little Silkies hold their own. [​IMG]

    But we better let the Silkie experts answer this one.
     
  3. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no never! i think thats kinda werid. they wouldn't do that.[​IMG]
     
  4. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    My silkies fit right in. [​IMG]
     
  5. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    They're sweet and really cute. Just beware, they aren't the brightest crayon in the box.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would not get just one. They like to hang out with other silkies. Only a silkie understands another silkie.

    [​IMG]

    I have three and they are best buds.
    Oh and they don't like ramps and high roosts (but can be trained to use a ramp). They don't fly. They can't really see where they are going. Yes, just one silkie might get picked on.

    Get some!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay i am working on it!!!!!! [​IMG] i really want some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how many should i get?
     
  8. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Quote:At least 2. Maybe 3 [​IMG]
     
  9. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha - as many as you can - don't you know about chicken math? You can never have too many! I have five - four hens (two black and two splash) and one (partridge) rooster. And the hens definitely do hang out together. (and I have never, ever seen anybody peck their head or anything else)
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:As many as they have! [​IMG] 2 words: Chicken Math [​IMG]
     

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