Buff silkie hatch **New pics 8/3

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  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    My first buff silkie hatch is out! There are 7 total and they range from really light (almost white) to fairly dark. I can't wait to see how they feather out. All seven are really mellow and laid back. They are the quietest babies I have ever had in the house.

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  2. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are so cute! [​IMG]

    I'm just imagining the pasty bums on those fuzzy guys.
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Yeah, they seem to paste up a lot faster than the others. I wiped down tushies last night and started trimming tushie feathers to help them out. So far so good. [​IMG]
     
  4. dnenella

    dnenella Out Of The Brooder

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    aww i have 1 silkie that i love so cute but what the heck is a pasty buttt
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Pasty butt happens when feces clump up around their vent and clog it up so they can no longer eliminate. If they get clogged up they can die. It happens most often in chicks in the brooder as opposed to those with hens. To solve the problem you keep an eye on their heinies and keep them cleaned up with warm water. With the silkie you can help by trimming off the fuzz around their vents. I have also heard of "basting" their tushies with olive oil. [​IMG]
     
  6. dnenella

    dnenella Out Of The Brooder

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    oh ok thanks
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Awe!
     
  8. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What Cuties [​IMG]
     
  9. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    So cute!!
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Thanks, y'all! I can't wait to see how they feather out. They are already such happy, mellow chickens!
     

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