Silkie help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ejtrout31, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. ejtrout31

    ejtrout31 Chirping

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    hi I am thinking about getting silkies 20 and want a chicken tractor I can use for winter in Minnesota if u have any cheap ones that would work plz tell me. I also am wonerding how docile they are I have little nephews who have been hurt by my rir are these ones friendlier I probably will be getting straight run. I also was wondering if they will big eggs. Thx I have dealt with oegb and buff Orpington and many others just never something like silkies thx so much.
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Silkies are only available as straight run as chicks. They lay small eggs, since they are considered bantams. They are pretty calm but some that I’ve had are a bit wild.
     
  3. ejtrout31

    ejtrout31 Chirping

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    Thank u
     
  4. ejtrout31

    ejtrout31 Chirping

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    I was also wondering how hard is it to keep their feet clean.
     
  5. silkiemother

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    mine clean their feet themselves ,just keep their coop clean and the two I have are lap babies and do not care about a pecking order.and there are bantam silkies if I am right
     
  6. ejtrout31

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    Do they lose feet feathers easily
     
  7. silkiemother

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    not usually unless they are molting or you have a rooster at least thats the case for mine because she is single hen.and they do need baths occasionly in muddy weather
     

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