I have standard size chickens . Went to a fair and that is when I saw my first Silkie. They were so small and fluffy! Found a pair of Silkies off Craigslist for 10 bucks and that's when I fell in love. Now I want more! They are so friendly and easy to pick up and hold . I have noticed a lot of people show them at shows. I just want more to love, I don't show mine.
I just got silkies a couple of months ago. They are pets and have been kept inside, living in a large dog crate. They have a pen that they are carried out to each day, then back inside at night. There are around 50 chickens at our place, they vary in age and breed, the Silkies are the sweetest by far. One of the hens likes to be zipped inside my jacket when I am walking around outside. Check this out...... Are the babies not the cutest things you have ever seen!? And Rob.....my husband says the chickens, the Silkies inparticular, are my pets too.......tough guys...uh-huh.....we women all know better!!!!
You said WindWhipt! My hubby is by far just as guilty of indulging the girls!!! They have him so wrapped around their little claws. When it gets to be within less than an hour for him to be home, they are at the front of the house waiting. One look (that cute one eyed look they give) and he's there giving them treats. Sucker! This is a few of them waiting ...
We have just the one silkie. It is spring here at the moment, & she lays an egg nearly every day. Very cute & entertaining.
Most of the children who visit, pick her as their favourite chook. She has a weird & very deep voice...I think she was crossed with a muppet! (just joking)
She does go broody...a LOT! A am considering getting some fertile eggs for her next time she goes broody; as they are suppose to be the best mums!
Just got me a week old silkie. Such a spoiled lil one I tell you. She sleeps next to our bed. Will be an indoor pet. I also plan to get her diapers when she gets older. They are just the cutest!! Can't wait till mines gets a lil older. I've yet to name her...