Silkie behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chiquitita Farmer, May 22, 2011.

  1. Chiquitita Farmer

    Chiquitita Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a slight concern with my black silkie, Yin. Yin cannot keep up with the rest of the chickens when they are roaming the yard. We have a .25 of an acre. So not terribly big. If she gets out of eye sight she starts squaking for the other chickens. In the past one of the chickens would come running for her. Lately they are not coming for her. Instead she walks towards the house looking for me. The reason I am concerned is that she is slow and if she is alone I am afraid a predator, such as our cats or a hawk will target her. It is flattering that she sees me as a protector. I took her to the flock a few times yesterday, which might have been a bad idea. Cause maybe now she will expect that. Any thoughts on this? I am surprised the others are leaving her behind and not going to get her. The other silkie keeps up just fine with the others. But the slow silkie, Yin has totally feathered out feet and Yang the buff one doesn't have feathered feet yet.
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Sounds like she needs a secure run.
     
  3. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might need to trim around the eyes so she can see better.
     

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