Silkie's poop alot?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Redneckmother, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Redneckmother

    Redneckmother New Egg

    Oct 19, 2011
    Hi! I have 5 and 6 week old Silkie Chicks. They currently live in a cage in my house. My daughter and I like to get them out and handle them and let them roam. Thankfully I have all tile. Those little birds poop ALOT! Is this normal? Has anyone else experience this?
  2. FlockHappy

    FlockHappy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    I never had silkies. But generally, I thought all birds poop a lot. It seems like they have an endless supply and they poop without warning. When I was raising my dominiques inside, I had to keep napkins handy whenever I took them out their box.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Growing chicks eat, drink, play, sleep, and POOP. [​IMG]
  4. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have experienced this!!! I have to silkies currently housed in my garage..... and they poop more then any of my other birds!!! I am not being sarcastic!

    I feel your pain!
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Hmmm...I haven't noticed my silkies pooping any more than my other birds. I use dropping boards (which I scrape daily), so I certainly notice who poops what and how
  6. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    All chickens poop a lot!
  7. P'Fowls

    P'Fowls Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2011
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I to have silkies in the grow out pens and they are no different than my lemon cuckoo orps or red sussex in there with them. They all poop alot!
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

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