Silkies VS Other Chickens (what are the differences)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by humptydumpty, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. humptydumpty

    humptydumpty Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry but i'm new to BYC and i have a newbie question
    what is the difference between silkies and other breeds of chickens ( other than the obvious physical appearance)
    I would love to know what type of attitude they have and any special treatment they might need compared to other chickens
    please help if you can
     
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  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    im wondering the same to...about if they need any special treatment they might need
     
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  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Evil vs NOT evil!!![​IMG] (sorry couldn't resist. I'll shut up now)
     
  4. humptydumpty

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  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    REAL chickens vs. featherdusters?
     
  6. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Okay...we have to stop kidding around on this one, I think Humptydumty was asking a SERIOUS question!!! SORRY!!!
     
  7. milquetoast

    milquetoast New Egg

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    i have a mixed backyard flock, all standards--except my silkie. she is absolutely hilarious! she seems a bit goofier and more helpless than the other girls, but that is balanced out by her charming quirks. for instance, her favorite thing in the whole world is to lie on her back in on of my children's lap whilst they swing on the swing set??? [​IMG] she will stay like that for HOURS if the child is so inclined to keep swinging. her wee feet in the air
    the silkie was the loudest and most obnoxious chick, but really didnt have any trouble competing with the bigger girls for food, heat etc... regarding special treatment, i am sure that many silkie owners here have a good amount of advice for you about this. for us though, the only special considerations were making sure that the feeder and H2O were at an equal access height and that the nest boxes were located low enough for her to reach them. (she always looks so proud after her ungainly 'flight' up there)
    on the subject of nest boxes, she DOES spend quite a bit of time there. she lays well for 6-8 weeks for me, then spends an equal time being broody and scabbing the other girls eggs. [​IMG]
    YMMV
    'toast
     
  8. humptydumpty

    humptydumpty Out Of The Brooder

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    would like to know but everything should have a little funny
     
  9. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    You have know idea how silly we can get when we get going!!!

    I pity the fool!![​IMG]
     
  10. humptydumpty

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    does anyone else know anything:D
     

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