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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MiddySpeckles, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. MiddySpeckles

    MiddySpeckles Hatching

    Nov 17, 2010
    [​IMG] Hi everyone ! I just registered to this site to get a little bit of help with my beautiful chickens and new baby chicks.
    I have 2 beautiful girls that are nearlly 1 year old. I bought some Silky eggs, and two of them I had to hatch under a lamp which
    was very successful [​IMG] My problem is the 2 that hatched under their adopted mother I dont know what to do with now ?? [​IMG]
    They are in a box in their coop. Hmmm do I get them out to eat or just put them on saw dust on the floor to they can walk around
    and eat and drink when they want ??? I'm dont know what to do ?? Can send some-one please reply and give me some advice ?


  2. If their mommy hatched them out she will show them the ropes. Most birds are good mommas. Almost forgot, [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from south carolina/fla. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Hi and Welcome [​IMG]..Silkie's are great mom's.Although in cold months If the hen's hatch them there isn't no guarantee if the hen's are not close to floor in a confined area one of the chick's wont wander from the mama.I Just lost a 3 week old bantam about a month ago my silkie hen hatched.She did wonderful with 5 babie's she hatched summer but this 2nd round she lost 2 out of 5.I got the other's up and put them in brooder.The mama's will bring them out to eat and forage naturaly.It depend's on the hen really.My first silkie hen 5 years ago raised 11 out of 12 in late Nov. of her first own egg's and only lost one chick.Hope they do ok.If the mama seem's to be leaving them I would bring in ASAP it's cold now and they will die quickly if left unattended.
  6. akcourtney

    akcourtney Chirping

    May 21, 2010
    Greensboro, GA
    My Coop
    Welcome! Silkies are excellent mothers. I have an 8 month old Silkie that "took under her wing so to speak" my adopted 12 1 week old babies. She really enjoyed showing them the ropes and it was a blast to watch.

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