Silkie question- Update

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seminolewind, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have 2 silkie roos and 1 hen. If I give them bread by hand, the hen eats every last speck from my hand. The other 2 roos either won't take it, or peck and miss the bread. If I put it on the ground, they peck and miss it. Is it a genetic problem with silkie eyesight?
     
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Are they more skittish and just need more time to trust yiou?
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    somtimes silkies poof on there heads over grow into there eyes. Maybe you should check to see if this is the problem. Somtimes it needs clipping. Do you have a pic of your roos?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    No , they're not skittish at all. It just has to do with the males going to peck something on the ground and missing. Same with taking bread out of my hand, they miss.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yea hope this pic is good enough. Oh, btw, they are falling asleep here, LOL

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  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dosen't really look like its grown over there eyes. I'd still check to make sure do you have any frount views of there faces?
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'll have to get them tomorrow.
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok...forgot to add they are lovely..LOL Just maybe tomorrow check to see if there poof is covering there eyes?
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Sounds like it's just the crest covering their eyes. Trim it or tie it back and they'll be like new birds [​IMG]
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm sure it's just that they can't see. My silkies act like normal chickens after heavy rain and their crests glob together on their heads and they can see. But once they dry up and poof back out, they act like total fluff heads again. LOL
     

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