Slikie Club!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Silkie nerd, Jul 4, 2017.

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  1. Silkie nerd

    Silkie nerd Songster

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    Hello fellow silkie owners I created this thread for you to post pics,ask questions,answer questions,and just tell your silkie stories!!!
     
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  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

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    I'm getting silkies next year!:celebrate
     
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  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    I wish I had silkies! I might be getting chickens next year and a silkie might be one of them!
     
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  4. MageofMist

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    I noticed something odd, I had sparrows pretending to be chicken chicks, following my silkie hen around with little hops and foraging alongside the 5 2 week old chicks who seem to ignore them. :p

    Judging by the yellow on the corners of their beaks, they are mainly young fledged sparrows that have recently stopped getting food from their parents, and tend to be fairly bold little things. I guess it is free food and protection from a confused/uninterested silkie hen.
     
  5. Cindysrescue

    Cindysrescue Chirping

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    My grandpa got me some silkie chicks to raise when I was 11. They were so sweet and wonderful. Sadly they didn't live long because he also had a fox living near his home.

    My family got a flock of Silkies in June. They came from a pretty bad situation and we had to nurse them back to health. Soon after becoming well, the 2 older hens went broody. Now the partridge pullet and our d'Uccle mix pullet hang out together. They both think they are chicks and LOVE to sleep under the broody silkies at night. That will unfortunately have to end when I put the real eggs under the broodies tomorrow. 20170710_181843.jpg 20170614_075234.jpg
     
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  6. 4 Georgia Hens

    4 Georgia Hens Crowing

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    Hey y'all! I have 2 black silkies! I bought them separately and I don't know how long I should quarantine them... Any ideas? Also, one of my silkie girls sometimes sniffles and gently shivers. There is no discharge and she eats and drinks well. Help!
     

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