how active should silkie ckicks be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ginger c., May 18, 2011.

  1. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey all, we are still very new to the chicken world and we brought 2 silkie chicks home Sunday. they are now 7 days old, and just don't seem nearly as active as our other girls, (we hope they're all girls [​IMG]) , were when we brought them home, all 3 of our other chicks were just a tad older when we got them. so anyway is this a silkie thing? or should we be worried? they're eating and drinking and pooping, we did have a little pasty butt issue but we've got that cleared up. they just seem to sleep a lot and they aren't running like our other gals did. thanks, we just want to be the best chick parents that we can!
     
  2. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my little one just sits there and hangs out, doesn't fly around like a lunatic like the rest or anything. and when i hold her she just sits in my hand all like, "okay. this is cool." so i think it's a silkie thing... they are supposed to be a really calm breed...
     
  3. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have 2 silkies and one is very active and will run around with the other ones...and my other silkie just kinda sits around more. The "slow" 1 was the runt of the litter and eats, drinks, and poops all the time. I just kinda keep an eye on her more. [​IMG]
     
  4. greytmommy

    greytmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkies are about 9wks old now. They have always been mellower than my other chicks. We have a mixed flock. The silkies thend to be mellow, quiet birds. Now that they are older, they are showing a lot more personality. They are my lovers & love to snuggle. One of them is very independent, and has a habit of forging farther from the flock than the others. And one of my silkies doesn't know she is a silkie!! She roosts up on the high roost with my other chickens!!

    they are pretty boring babies, IMO. But they get better.
     
  5. Chiquitita Farmer

    Chiquitita Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silkies are 2.5 months now. I have one black Silkie, Yin that is totally mellow, and slow moving. She is the last to everything. The Buff silkie, Yang, is spunky. She runs with the rest of the group and tries to pounce the leader chicken, who is a large Amercauna. I am not sure if Yang is actually a pullet I wonder from her behavior if she is actually a rooster in the making. So I think mellow is pretty normal. There personalities will unfold when they get older.
     
  6. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one, it's almost 2 weeks now. Super mellow. Lives with two d'Uccles who are crazy. lol Little Silkie just hangs out, follows them and likes to play in the food dish. It's much more calm. When I reach in to get it, it just stands there and seems happy to be held. I have other chicks the same age (Ameracuana, SLW and the d'Uccles) and they act insane when I reach in the brooder. They want nothing to do with me!!
     

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