First Flock Of Silkies

By kdudley1 · Jun 3, 2012 · ·
  1. kdudley1
    So, I have never actually raised chicks or kept chickens, but after going to my local tack and feed store for supplies for my horse and seeing the bin of Silkies I started doing some research. We live on a 3 acre farm off a quiet street and certainly have the means to support a small flock. After doing some research and setting up a brooder box and light I purchased 2 white, 2 brown, and 2 blue silkie chicks - unfortunately they were straight run, so I'm bound to have roosters. I've picked out a spot for a chicken coop and run and construction is planned for next week. Any suggestions on taming the chicks? I would ultimately like to allow them to roam on the property during the day while supervised, but I need to be able to catch and secure them at night.
    ^ Picture of the chicks it their transport box on the way home!
    ^ One of the white and blue silkies 2 days old here.

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  1. Rattie
    adorable!!! Now I want silkies!
  2. chirpchirpchook
    just try to handle them as much as possible
    and if you offer them treats every once in a while
    they'll start to follow you around

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