Silkie chicks-do they like to be "petted"??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kikidede, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. kikidede

    kikidede Hatching

    Apr 18, 2010
    North Dakota
    Okay, weird question. I just got my first Silkie Bantams...they are about 2 weeks old. I am handling them everyday. I was wondering if anyone knows how they like to be "petted"? Do they like to be stroked on the breast, back, head? Or not at all anywhere???? Thanks.[​IMG]
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not have silkies but some of my chickens DO like to be petted. Mostly my Cochins and they really like their chests rubbed. [​IMG] They look so adorable standing tall and in a row for their rub.
  3. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    I've had Silkies for years and all of mine have loved to be petted and hugged even the roos. They make the best pets and are easy to tame. So cuddly and loveable.[​IMG]
  4. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    The silkie's I have now I generaly rubbed then down the back and then fluff their tails.I tried to hold them a lot as babie's.They are now 5 months old.A lot of my bird's especialy my cochin's like under the wing rubs [​IMG].I had 2 polish hen's that were insane for it they would raise their wings up to get a good rub down.Every bird is different some don't like being messed with at all.
  5. 12toomany

    12toomany In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2009
    we have a silkie hen who walks up to my 5 year old daughter and sits down to be petted on her back- the two of them are very attached to each other, great pet!
  6. stilldeb

    stilldeb Songster

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    Most of my chickies like their tummies rubbed - seems to quiet them - they even close their eyes.

    deb g

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