Silkie chicken with other small birds?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sammlilyluke, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. sammlilyluke

    sammlilyluke Just Hatched

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    Hello, I am looking to add a silkie chicken (or two) to my little family but I'm concerned about my green cheek conure. I've already read it's important where you get the chicken from to prevent spreading disease but I'm also concerned about fighting. My conure has full access to my home and doesn't have his wings clipped. I am in Canada so it can be very frigid in the winter, so my plan is to keep the chicken inside at night and all winter. How are their temperments toward other species on birds? Does anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance for any advice :)
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Sorry, I don't have any experience to share on this issue. Maybe if you go to the Silkie threads you should get some good advice (just type Silkie in the search box).

    You may also wish to join your country thread - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here

    All the best
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I have no idea how a Silkie would do with your bird. I know the silkie would lose in a battle. Chickens are flock animals and do better with a couple buddies. They like to cuddle up together at night. They don't fly but, can jump high when they feel like it. You might want to present your questions to the folks on the "Silkie thread," as well as the "caged bird" enthusiasts.

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sammlilyluke [​IMG] Welcome!

    This is a link to the Silkie thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  5. chameleon

    chameleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, and welcome to BYC! In my limited experience with lovebirds, conures and chickens, I'm guessing your conure will have the advantage in that relationship. I had mine at different times so they were never together but chickens, and especially silkies, are pretty docile compared to the smaller birds. Also, chicken beaks are pretty harmless compared to parrot beaks. And my lovebird had my cat and large dog living in fear, it would have had no problem dealing with a chicken. As drumstick diva has said though, chickens are flock animals and would be much happier if you kept at least 2, preferably 3 to keep each other company.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and welcome to BYC. Great to have you aboard! Like some of others have said - I have no experience in the area you mentioned so I can't really advise. But I wish you well and thank you for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  8. sammlilyluke

    sammlilyluke Just Hatched

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    Thanks guys!
     

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