Brought home first chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by genarov, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. genarov

    genarov New Egg

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    Hello. I'm new to all of this. I just brought home my very first white Silkie. Really excited and so is my daughter. Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello :) My first advice would be to go out and get at least one more chick. Chickens are flock animals and one alone will be very stressed and unhappy. He/she needs a chicken friend! Make sure you keep her nice and warm - brooder should have a heat lamp on one end with at least 95 degree temp underneath and an area where the chick can get out from under the light. Feed chick starter food and clean water - you can offer treats later on if you offer chick grit.

    Have fun and good luck!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] chickens prefer the company of other chickens unless you intend to make your silkie a house pet. In that case if she is the one and only, she will imprint on you.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Angel gave you great advice.
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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