SILKIES Anyone?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Up-the-Creek, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Right now I have Partridge rocks and absolutely love heavy breed chickens,...BUT,...I have fell in love with Silkies! They are so cute!! My question is what are they like,tempermant wise? Any info would be appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Sweet, docile, gentle, they do have personality, and as with every breed, there are always exceptions to the general rule.
     
  3. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a7 month rooster who is bossy with the pullets and gets his job done, but friendly to the kids. Also a little princess who will just cuddle up on my lap when I have them out in the yard. We have a mixed coop that get along just fine. We love our fuzzy little silkies.
     
  4. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have to agree. They are very sweet and docile. I have Lavendars, Partdridge and Reds and some black offspring! And they are setting fools! Can't keep them off a nest and they will steel other hens chicks!
     
  5. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have six Silkies and LOVE them. They are quiet, docile, friendly and easy to handle. Even our rooster likes to be cuddled. They are so fun and give us wonderful little eggs. We will be getting more this spring. They are so beautiful to look at and fun to watch.
     
  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Our Rooster " Tyson" and DD... Need I say More?? [​IMG]
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  7. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How cute! Both of them!
     
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Thanks... I agree, Silkies are by far the most docile that I have owned. I had 3 roos and they all got along and never fought. They run right up to the kids. They were handled alot when they were chicks so I think that has alot to do with it too.
     
  9. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    They have stolen my heart! Sometimes my DH wishes he was one![​IMG]
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Oh great [​IMG] the evil silkies have caught yet another victim [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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