silkie personality

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mm22kids, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. mm22kids

    mm22kids Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg I'm in love. This is my first group of silkies and they are the sweetest things. I own bardrock and rir the personality difference is amazing. The silkies don't roam much and stick together. Where as the others right from the begining roamed far and wide. Is this a normal personality for silkies or are they still getting use to there suroundings? It has been about 1 month now since they've been at my home.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Silkies don't like to wander far. They are very security-oriented.

    They can't see well and need cover from hawks- they realize this.

    I love my silkies too!
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Some silkies will wander and others won't. If you trim or pluck any feathers that block vision (more often muffs than crest), they can see better, and may become a bit bolder.
     
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  4. mm22kids

    mm22kids Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I'll try that
     
  5. mm22kids

    mm22kids Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually that's why I ended up with them she has a major hawk problem I don't
     

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