Silkies: the wonder chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kari_dawn, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    According to many, they are wonderful mothers, the friendliest of all birds, best broodies on two legs, and now, killers of rats, and trainers of other chickens! Is there ANYTHING these mutant cotton balls can't do?

    and no. I do not own a single silkie...yet...keep talking you silkie fan may yet convince me to drink the koolaid...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    you can't tell boys and girls apart until a crow or an egg in most cases
  3. kbgriffiths

    kbgriffiths Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2010
    I can't imagine my life with out my silkies! I let one of my girls hatch her eggs this summer and ended up with 2 roosters and a hen. So far they are all getting along fine and dad is looking after everyone. YOU WILL NOT REGET HAVING THEM IN YOUR LIFE!! They are amazing!!
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They can't see well?....

    Oh and they can't get away from predators.. So slow. [​IMG]
  5. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    They can't fly...but they run across the yard flapping their wings, they never give up trying. [​IMG]
  6. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    ha ha now THAT is cute!
  7. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd totally be lost without my fuzzy family. [​IMG]
  8. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a white Roo and he really is a doll! I caught him sitting on eggs, he didn't go broody, he just sat on them until Mamasan got her drink and food and drove him off her nest. bizarre-est thing I'd ever seen.

    Oh yeah he dances for the girls to entice them to mate, just an all around gentleman. I think he understands the concept of the soup pot!

    However, he is not fast, (speed wise and I am not to sure what he does with the few grey cells he was given... [​IMG]), he will never be top roo - he doesn't have much of a fight instinct.
  9. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    We have orpingtons, wellsummer, ee, and silkies. The silkies are the sweetest things. They are sooooo cute and sweet. Even my 2 year old can pick them up. They get along with the others and surprisingly are not at the bottom of the pecking order. When we added 1 hen to the flock, the others all terrorized the new gal but not the silkies.
  10. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    Lowellville, Ohio
    Silkies are the sweetest chickens! Our three little ones are 10 weeks old. We have one roo for sure, and I suspect that the other two are a roo and a pullet. Anyway, they *love* to be held and picked up, and my daughter and I smoosh their little fuzzy faces in with our smoochies... [​IMG] My husband thinks that we are nuts, and we probably are. But, whatever! They are adorable and so well-mannered. I wish I had started with silkies!
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

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