Silkie parents?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by desertgirl, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    It looks like oe of my silkies is pecking at/may starting mounting stuff with my other silkie. They are both gorgeous (got them both from George Mihalik), but I hadn't really thought about the breeding thing, and I just want to know how difficult his whole process is. I was going to do a search, but wasn't sure what to type in. What is a good resource for first timers like myself? I havn't even seen her lay an egg yet, but if she is letting him do this stuff she is female, right?[​IMG]


    I am a first time chicken owner. Do you think even thinking about breeding is too much for a newbie like me?
     
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  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    no, i'm too confused to speak. [​IMG]

    if they're not fighting then there are 2 possibilities :

    1. both are girls
    2. 1 roo 1 girl

    breeding? i think that's just let a roo *handle* 3-4 girls inside an area, and you're done breeding them. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your silkie will take care of their own they
    are known for being great broodys, set up the coop for them a nesting place and they will do the rest. I too have my first lone silkie only one,and Iam loving them I am handleing
    it everyday to socializeiti because it is my first , Ihave a doz from CJexotics
    in my bator then the fun begins Iwant to downsize on my
    Batam cochins.and have the silkies they are cute as can be.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Good point. I guess I should just let nature take it's course.
    Silkies are awesome! My female (?) is a total cuddler. She comes up to me ad bups against my leg until I pick her up, then she just closes her little eys and makes the sweetest little cooing sounds. I just love the heck out of that chicken![​IMG]
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, they're neat and they'll handle most of it themselves. You must handle chicks hatched under a hen deliberately and often to tame them as tame as their parents.

    Good luck. I've seen his birds they're gorgeous.
     

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