Showed my SO the pic of the week (silkies)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gritsar, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    He just happened to be walking by my 'puter while the site was loading, so I said:

    Look! Ain't they just cute as a button?!?

    Him: Ummmm, what are they? (Remember, ex commercial chicken farmer)

    Me: They're silkies! and I think they're darling!

    Him: How the *&%#$! do they see?

    Me: Well, I don't guess they do, not very well at least.

    Him: How the *&%#$! do they keep from running into things???

    Me: Well, not too easily, I guess.

    Him: walks away shaking his head

    I'm tempted to get a few silkies this spring, if for no other reason than I like to mess with his head. *evil giggle*
  2. Yep, they cant see very well.
    I gave Fergie a haircut today and she was so happy.
    Now she wont be bumping into the tree trunks any more!
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Those aren't chickens, they're mutated bunnies specially grown in Chernobyl and 3 Mile Island...
  4. firechicken

    firechicken Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Covington, GA
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    LO. Wait till PC gets into this thread lol. I have silkies and they see fairly well. They are very smart. They wait there head feathers by flicking up water. Then they shake and the feathers are up Its really cool
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    You don't have the same kind of Silkies I have. [​IMG]
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

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  8. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Sometimes I put one of those itty bitty teeny tiny baby barrettes on my silkies to hold up their crest so that they can see where they are going. You can also pluck out the feathers that are right next to their eyes towards the beak. That helps their vision without wrecking their crest for shows.


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