What do yall think?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Southern28Chick, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I want to get 2 silkies to be roommates for Blind Tiny. Blind Tiny has her own townhouse and run. I want her to be able to cuddle with other chickies in the winter. Here's the problem: Is it to later in the season to order chicks? Where can I get just 2 chicks? My guess is nowhere, I checked mypetchicken.com and the only silkies they have are in the bantam assortment. If I find 2 adults would they try to dominate Tiny?

    I don't know what to do. My other 22 girls peck to much to room with her in her townhouse. I've been told that silkies would make great roomies.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Probably depends on the silkies. My silkies can be territorial and a bit mean to younins IF they can see though their feathers. If they can't they are calm. Since they are pet quality... they can usually see....

    I guess you can try.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I found someone on craigslist who has silkies in different colors. They're 3 months old. Should I go for it?
  4. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    I would get just one. My thinking is that if you get two they already know each other and will shun the other chick. Keeping the new bird as close to the same age is ideal.
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:Ok thanks. I emailed her about the silkies and if her "adoption fee" isn't to high I'll go look at them to see if they're nice and healthy.
  6. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    I think she should definetly have a pal to cuddle with. I think only one sounds good -so Tiny doesn't get "left out"
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    What if I find a bantam baby? That way the baby can be raised with her and get used to her? I don't know what to do. [​IMG]
  8. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yeah i reckon you oughta get a little bantam cochin or sumptin to go in with her. They smaller the better i think Trisha...how bout a little salmon fav bantam or something similar?
  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think you should go with the silkie. Thats sweet of you to do [​IMG]
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    This is what the lady emailed to me:
    I have 8 silkies, 5 pumpkin, 1 blue-black, 1 black and 1 white
    with speckles. They are all friendly and I have never seen any of the
    silkies peck on each other. As they are still only about 3 1/2 months
    old, I cannot tell if they are roosters or hens; it is hard to tell
    even when they are adults. I am asking $4 each for them but I am not
    sure if they would be good companions for a regular type chicken. They
    wouldn't hurt her as they are very gentle natured but they tend to
    stick together and not mix in with the other chickens that much. I am
    not sure what to tell you,as to what you could do. A regular type
    chicken would probably attack the blind bitty; chickens can be vicious
    to each other. The silkies would not do that but they would probably
    just ignore her. Maybe if you got a bantam chick and put it in with
    her, she might adopt it (depending on how old she is herself). If it
    grew up with her, it might bond with her and stay beside her. You are
    welcome to try one of the silkies but I cannot guarantee the results.
    Maybe if it was just one it might bond. If there were two though, they
    would just hang out together. Whatever you decide, I wish you good luck
    with the unfortunate hen.

    Should I go for it and get one?

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