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post #11 of 16
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Here is a video that shows how much smaller the 1 silkie is

 

Also you can hear the way she constantly chirps. She chirps like that....almost constantly. She is doing better today it seems more active.

 

post #12 of 16
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I made a larger brooder today out of a wardrobe box

 

So the new one is 4x2x2. I plan to move the bigger 3 chicks in there tomorrow.

 

 

 

What I'm debating about is either just keeping the 2 silkies in the smaller brooder.....

 

OR

 

The co-op just got in more silkies- I'm considering getting a day old to keep w/ the runt so that she has someone closer to her size to grow up with. All my other chicks are 3 weeks old now- I'm not sure if that's too much of an age difference?

post #13 of 16

They are so cute. My those two are smaller :)

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post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Well those two are silkies /bantam size birds so I expected them to be smaller

 

It's just that 1 of them is about 1.5 weeks behind in size/ development.

 

I'm going to seperate the two silkies today so that they can grow a bit more and not worry about getting stepped on. :)

post #15 of 16

Heres my little sickipoo. I got her to take some water from a spoon and Ive seen her drink on her own, and eat some. Hopefully she'll  be fine and not effected with laying. I redid the brooder today too and added some play sand. I found it in the barn and its still chilly so I put a piece of cardboard in there so she has a warm floor is she needs it for now. Now I'll feel better giving them some treats too (grit) and they can really scratch their little hearts out. I made a little roost out of a hanger too. They are so cute giving themselves little dust baths. They sound very happy.

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post #16 of 16
Hi Ladies:

How did your chirpy little ones fare? Was just scrolling thru & didn't see a follow up. I'm guessing that no news turned out to be good news & that everyone's healthy now, yes?
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