Here are my silkies I just got home with a little bit ago. They are 6 weeks. They are my first silkies. I do have a question, are they big enough to not put marbles in there water? This is the first I've had chicks. I figure they are big enough to not drown in the water, but didn't want to be wrong.
by six weeks my chicks were outside and most surely did not have marbles.
After about a week of the chooks being real defensive, they finally loosened up a bit and went back to normal behavior today....hope your hawk was just passing through...they are a big PIA....I've had three under 10' and within 20' of the chooks for days...fortunately the roos are alert and they flew off when they couldn't get a clean shot at a chook....find myself behaving like a roo...constantly scanning.....
I wish I could have a rooster :( The one I had and gave away was a BA and he was so sweet and attentive.
And no, not passing through. Most are but there are always some about.