What chickens do?

Chickens are omnivores which means their diet includes plants, insects, seeds and even small animals like mice and frogs. Chickens would also likely peck at a carcass as well if they had the chance. Below: Here is one of my white Leghorns looking for food in the natural free range way. Your browser does not support the video tag.

Another frequent inquiry is “What do chickens like as a treat?”.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrition and flavor, making them fantastic chicken treats. Chickens will happily eat any kind of egg: raw, boiled, poached, you name it.

What chickens get along with silkies?

In fact they are so friendly they often get bullied by more assertive birds like Rhode Island Reds. They will do well mixed with other docile breeds (such as Polish, Cochin or similar types) and enjoy a peaceful coexistence.

When we were researching we ran into the inquiry “Can silkie chickens hatch other chickens eggs?”.

Usually kept as ornamental or pet chickens, they are also fantastic mothers and can be used to hatch the eggs of other chickens and poultry breeds. This section will explore everything you need to know about common colors, characteristics, and appearances of the Silkie chicken breed.

Do Silkies get along with other fowl?

When they are raised together, silkies and standard fowl generally get along quite well. When introduced into an established flock of large birds, they are most likely in for a miserable existance. I agree with this. Not saying it will always be like this with every instance.

Is the Silkie chicken the right breed for You?

This chicken breed is a stand-out in the chicken world. Although Silkie chickens differs greatly from other popular breeds, making it one of the less common breeds you can raise, it is a one-of-a-kind option that every homesteader should consider for their backyard flock.