silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Melissalivings, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Melissalivings

    Melissalivings Out Of The Brooder

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    My oldest silkie by 3weeks is pecking my other two silkies when ever they go near her or try and get food. What shall I do?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your Silkies! It might help to put out more food and water stations. It is common for the head bird to guard these areas for herself and can starve out the others. She can't guard them all, so put out a couple more feeding and watering areas.

    Here is our Silkie thread too, if you would like to connect with other Silkie owners. You can share pics, stories and ask other questions there too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Enjoy your cutie pies! Silkies are a very pretty breed to keep. :)
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some good advice. If you just got new birds or just put them together, it does take awhile for them to get the pecking order established.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    TwoCrows gave you excellent advice.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your birds! Bossy hens will hog feeders so, like Two Crows said, you should provide extra feeders and waterers.
     
  6. chickenz500

    chickenz500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I would give out more water and food. Also more space too. If it gets to bad then separate the birds. It is natural for hens to do that though.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry to hear about your birds- you've received some great advice already!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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