Silkie attacking other chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DarthVeta, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. DarthVeta

    DarthVeta In the Brooder

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    So, his temperament is wonderful with humans. So odd. He will sit on my lap and let me pet him, totally chill when I hold him, everything. But is being mean to some hens. I definitely can’t keep him, but should I rehome him? Or is he going to be awful in another flock and needs to meet his end?
    I read about chickens going bald from getting bullied and mine are not losing feathers at all. I want to believe there’s hope for this too to have a good life and it’s totally weird (being not a farmer) to think of my pet as dinner even though I eat chicken all the time. But really, what’s the best thing to do here? Can he be trained to be good elsewhere?
     
  2. Fur-N-Fowl

    Fur-N-Fowl Songster

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    Your Silkie is 100% a Cockerel!

    Sorry for the news, I know the feeling of having to rehome a well loved female that ends up actually being male.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Separate him now, to give the girls a break.
    Put up an ad for a free silkie cockerel, and don't ask any questions.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    It's definitely a cockerel! So far, he's polite with humans, so maybe will work out elsewhere. A nice flock of mature hens may readjust his attitude a bit...
    Mary
     
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  5. DarthVeta

    DarthVeta In the Brooder

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    Thank you all!
     

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