Silkie Temperament

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkiechick05, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that they are supposed to be docile, friendly, and lovable



    HOWEVER

    I have some two month olds and they hate me!

    Will they ever love me and become my friend??

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hate me, too. I just picked it up tonight for the first time since August. She screeched like I was murdering her. Oh, well.
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could bribe them with something yummy! [​IMG]
     
  4. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

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    They are still young... mine went through a stage like a teenager... wanted nothing to do with me. As they get older, they get more and more loving. You have to spend time with them just like any other pet. Mine even come when I call them... I just love to see them come running.

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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Some want to be held and cuddled and be lap chickens from the very beginning, some never want that, and others decide they love you once they are grown. Kind of like cats.
     
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three that are about 7 months or so, one is friendly and I can pick him up and maaaybe pet him here and there, one tolerates being picked up if I catch her but that's it and the other one wants nothing to do with me, he screams and runs away if I get too close.

    Have had them for over 3 months and have always been super gentle with them [​IMG]

    I also have a pair of 10-week old silkie chicks who hate being picked up and peepeepeeepp if I get too close, have had them for 2 weeks now and make sure to pet them every day and pick them up for 30 seconds or so. Maybe someday they will learn to trust the Food Woman [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure to handle them everyday

    Sometimes i sit in the yard with them

    Sometimes they lay on the couch with me



    Mine also peep and cheep whenever i get too close and then dive under each other like i am a hawk or something. Hopefully over time, they will get used to me

    [​IMG]

    The one in the middle (Clyde) hulls butt whenever i try to catch him outside and doesn't like to be handled at all


    The one on the right (Leon) is probably the most personable of them... he lets me scratch his neck sometimes...

    oh and today, he had poo all over him, so he got his feet wet in the bathtub, and when i went to blow dry him, he laid down and stretched his wing out... it was so cute!


    and lastly, the one on the left, pepper, shares both Clyde and Leon's personality

    I really hope things work out between us

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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Awwwww!

    FWIW, I have a cockerel who today kept chasing after me for attention. Never has before. He's a mature young man, but today just seemed to want to be loved upon [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they still too young to tell the gender??

    They are about two months old
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:It depends. Hatchery silkies you can tell what sex they are at around a month. Quality silkies from a breeder will take longer.
     

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