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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster brandon., Sep 24, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK someone said on here that silkies have exposed brains.......On there head is this true or false?????????????????????????
     
  2. TheMainException

    TheMainException Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's literally impossible. Death would occur so quickly without a proper barrier/covering over the brain. Silkies are structurally the same as any other chicken, they just have silky feathers.

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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Those with the large vaulted skulls can have thin spots on the top of the skull. Not exposed, but easily damaged with a peck to the top of the head. This a bigger problem with chicks that still have fairly soft skulls.

    Matt

    Edited to add this link: vaulted skulls
     
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  4. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No but they can have vaulted skulls. Which is when they have a hole in there skull on the top of there head... skin covers it but there more prone to death by head injurie when they have it. [​IMG]

    Maddie


    edited to add sorry Matt i was writing my post when you posted! [​IMG]
     
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