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

    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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