What does a Silkie generally act like?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by LittleLady98, May 15, 2011.

  1. I need to know if Silkies are as sweet as I hope they are. Because I need a chicken that makes a good broody and will let me hold it when I want to.


    BTW: I'm getting a Silkie in a few weeks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard and read that their really sweet,gentle and they will sit on anything lol.... but Idk I'm curious myself Because I'm getting some in a few weeks also
     
  3. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats pretty much a silkie in a nutshell. They go broody easily and they will let you cuddle them. I have 2 that are kept here for pets for a friends little girl. Nice little birds and one of them lays the prettiest eggs Ive ever seen. Her eggs are perfectly shaped with a beautiful luster that is hard to describe. They shimmer in the light. Are you just getting one bird? They will do better with a buddy... you should get 2 [​IMG]
     
  4. Quote:I already have 16 chickens!!!! Plus I have to factor in the eggs that might hatch (a friend is incubating them for me) ...and the fact I want Brahmas. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Just in case you are looking for a personable and beautiful bird, you should definitely get a Rhode Island Red! I had one, and he was so personable, he let me do this to him!!!(look at picture below)[​IMG]
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    if your wondering, that is a sock on his head! Peep you are in my heart and always will be! Ill never forget you!<3 [​IMG]
     
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  6. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rhode island red. Sweet boy (when you can catch him) he's not a cuddle bug. He prefers being loved at a distance unless you force him. Once you pick him up and he finishes squawking he will let me carry him around for a while no problem though but my 2 week old silkie chick already sleeps on my neck. Etc
     
  7. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are super sweet, exceptionally quiet, and will work just fine with Brahmas... Brahmas are a very gentle bird by nature (plus they won't even jump 2ft fencing to get to your garden... Not flighty at all)
     
  8. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must have the only 2 NON QUIET silkies in the west . My 2 birds are very noisy especially when they want to lay an egg and someone else is using the nest box. They can pitch quite a vocal temper tantrum. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Silkies are very docile chickens, and make very good broodies. Bantam Cochins also make great mommies! [​IMG]

    ~Aspen
     
  10. *Breathes sigh of relief* I was asking about Silkies because I didn't know if the hatcheries were just trying to make a sale. [​IMG]
     

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