Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's considered a year old, but my girls don't seem to change much after 6 months, but the roos change for a long time. Look at these two photos of my main roo (only roo right now).

    At seven months
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    At one year
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  2. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. lil mama

    lil mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started raising them . I live in southern Oregon.
     
  4. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    My silkies are shaking their heads a lot? They are molting is this normal? I got my glasses on picked one up and looked really close at head and under wings I didn't see any thing that looked like bugs. Should I treat just incase? Thanks for any input.
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! He is blue.
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    When mine shake their heads a lot it's usually because the cheek feathers are blocking their view or tickling their eyes. Crest feathers can also irritate their eyes. It can't hurt to dust them for perisites though.
     
  7. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't want to go through a billion posts looking for an answer.
    We have a little chick with a splayed leg (I think that's what it's called). What's the best way to fix this? If I remember correctly, you can somehow bandage the legs together.. But where on the leg is the correct place to put the wrap?
    How far apart do I set the legs? I'm assuming at a natural position as if the chick was standing up straight.
    And what would be the best material to do this with? Does vetrap work?
     
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  8. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks peep blessed, I hope it's annoying feathers. Just incase I was thinking I should put sevens dust in their dusting area, would that effect the eggs?
     
  10. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know about the eggs. I use DE (diatomaceous earth) in their dusting areas.
     

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