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Silkies As Pets???...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mandylovespets, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. mandylovespets

    mandylovespets In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2008
    I am a first time chicken owner and new to all of this. I have been doing tons of research on different breeds and I really like Silkies! They are sooo cute, but I was wondering if they make good pets and if whether or not they are flighty. I would prefer not to keep them caged... Also, I was wondering how big they can get and if they can be kept with different breeds such as Buff Orpington's?...
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Oh, no! You wouldn't want a Silkie for a pet! They're evil, I tell you, EVIL! Featherdusters with beaks. Once they have you under their spell, you're doomed , I tell you, D*O*O*M*E*D!

    Seriously, many have Silkies with standard breeds. They are mild mannered and extremely broody types, but you cant see their eyes... scary! [​IMG]
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Silkies are great little chickens.

    They can't fly - don't have the right type of feathers. They TEND to be very friendly, calm little birds, and interact with people better than a lot of other breeds.

    They end up about 1/2 the size of your typical standard breed chicken.

    I love my silkies.

    (yes, their evil plot to take over my home has worked) [​IMG]

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