Thank you. Do you know anything about roosters?They can't fly very well, so they need lower perches than my other hens prefer (eighteen inches is usually good.) They are convinced that eggs were made for hatching, not eating, and they are predator-prone.
Their heads are crested, so they're vulnerable to pecking on the back of the skull. They're very, very docile and are never going to be at the top of any pecking order. So don't mix them with ISA Browns or Barred Rocks in a crowded coop, especially when the hormones are beginning to kick in.
They chill more easily than my other birds because they have weird feathers (not that they're getting frostbite or anything, but they claim the part of the coop where sunlight filters in and they refuse to leave at -6 Fahrenheit) They can be stupid-stubborn. And the crest-beard combo on a bearded silkie can make it hard for them to see.
A bit. But I'd start a new thread with some specific questions, so you have a wider range of answers. My rooster raising methods are mostly "He respects my space, I respect his. If he attacks me, I remove him from the gene pool." If you want cuddly roosters, I'm not the one to ask.Thank you. Do you know anything about roosters?
I have had many silkies. They are a very calm and polite breed. I would keep them in a coop because they are dumb.. I have free ranged chickens and I keep my silkies separate or predators will get them. Other than that they are super cute and a lovable breed. one of my favorites. my profile picture is one of my silkies, her name is chip.
Hi, welcome to BYC!Does anyone know about raising silkies?
I am getting 6 very soon and would like some info