Silkie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by samjr, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. samjr

    samjr New Egg

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    I'm new to keeping Silkies. Why do they close their eyes when you pet them?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I never noticed they do. Maybe they are afraid of the "Big hand," that reaches for them. How old are they? Some birds don't like being petted or held but will jump in your lap if you sit near them. You could ask on the "Silkie thread."
     
  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe they like it. My cockatiel closes her eyes when I scratch under her chin, it's almost like she is dozing off.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Some of my polish do this when they are being petted. As long as your silkie is not trying to escape from you and is happy being held I would not be too worried. Most of mine enjoy lap sitting and a few even nod off and have 40 winks when they are being held. For me it just means they are happy and content.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your silkie in the future.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    My lap sitting red sex link girl does that too. I take it she is enjoying the attention and she seems very relaxed, to the point where she dozes off.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. samjr

    samjr New Egg

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    Thanks, I'm enjoying having them, still got plenty to learn. I am sure there will be more questions
     

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