First and foremost - ABSOLUTELY NO HATING ON SILKIES ALLOWED!!! If you aren’t here to support our fuzzy friends, don’t respond.
Silkies get a bad rap for the following:
"Looks like a dust mop"
"Too hard to maintain"
"Poor immune system"
"Dumber than rocks"
"0 predator awareness"
And oh, so much more.
Well my friends - I thought so too, until I actually got silkies for myself. These are some of the most wonderful birds out there.
I’ve found them to be highly heat tolerant, wonderful mothers, having the strongest immune systems in my Bantam flock, GREAT LAYERS (that’s right folks), adorable as all get out, and more.
I currently have 9 silkies - and my rooster has been nothing but a gentleman to his ladies. They free range daily and I’ve not had a silkie get killed by a predator yet. My hens average 5 eggs a week - not too bad for a silkie, eh?
Most of the time, these silkie haters haven’t even owned the breed, but rather pretend they know everything.
So... let the fun begin! Support our silkies!
Pictures always welcome.
Be mindful, and respect others...
Off-topic discussions are allowed, though try to maintain the subject of silkies.