First Day Outside - 5 Week Old Silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Well, my two little silkie kids are now 5 weeks old. It was nice and sunny yesterday so took them outside for the first time. i started by putting them in an empty aviary. They stood there, frozen, for a very long time.


    So i took them out on the lawn. This is one very concerned little chicken.


    Anyhow, they both stood on the lawn for a long time, kind of frozen. Every once in a while one of them would pick up a foot, or put their beak down by the grass. But it was definitely very traumatic for them. After a while i took them back inside. Maybe we can try again this afternoon.



    Aren't they cute, though?
  2. they're adorable!!
  3. Gotta love em!
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    OMG..... they are wicked cute [​IMG]
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    I have some silkies at 5 weeks old that are no where near as feathered as yours!

  6. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    [​IMG] They do look concerned and look at that doo. Maybe they were afraid being outside would mess up there doo. Try again and we want more pics too. PEACE
  7. farmergal

    farmergal Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Darn, I'm going to have to get myself some silkies now... they're sooo cute and hilarious looking! don't they look like something out of a dr. seuss book?

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