Silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicksonline, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. chicksonline

    chicksonline Out Of The Brooder

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    So I still don't know how to start a new thread so sorry it's in here. But on Friday there are some silkies coming up for sale and I was thinking of getting some but I headed they are ornamental and don't really lay eggs. What is your opinion on them because I think there curmte and apparently they are friendly too!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi again, chicksonline! I don't know much about silkies other than people seem to love them and that are friendly. You might post your question in the Silkie thread of the Breeds Forum here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread
    Hope you find the answers you seek!! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are very popular: they are generally docile and a kid's favorite. Some chicken folks get them because the hens often make great "broody" hens.

    They are not great layers, other breeds tend to pick on them, and they generally are the first ones taken by predators.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - D/Diva has given you a great response, so I will just say a big hello!
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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