I got the Silkies!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fiwi, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Fiwi

    Fiwi Out Of The Brooder

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    About a month ago I joined BYCF and posted about the idea of keeping 2 Silkies in a neighborhood where it is forbidden. I decided to go for it and brought home 2 Silkie chicks when we came home from Maine. I'm not too worried about the neighborhood b/c we are moving at the end of Nov., so I should be able to keep them under wraps until then. I have an 8' fence to keep the nosy neighbors out.

    A friend of mine ordered several chicks all of which were supposed to be white. Judging by their coloring, including the 2 I got from her, I highly doubt they are. Opinions?

    right now I have a simple set up using a play yard and Dogloo. I live in MD, so it's still mild here. I am hoping to get an classic Eglu before the cold comes.

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  2. Kat'sChicks

    Kat'sChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummmmm...I don't think yours are white, and if hers look the same neither are they. The one on the left looks partridge, the one on the right buff. Just my opinion, but I do have silkies....cute little buggers!
     
  3. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have white and yours are definitely NOT [​IMG]

    I agree with the partridge and buff assessment.
     
  4. Fiwi

    Fiwi Out Of The Brooder

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    No surprise there. Thanks for the color names. I thought one was buff, but wasn't sure about the other. Maybe once I settle I can get a couple of whites :)

    Regarding roosting -- I've heard Silkies prefer the ground to roosting and that certainly seems the case with my two. Should I be concerned with the fact that they don't roost?

    What's the lowest temp my chicks can tolerate in the dogloo? I want to be sure they're comfortable. I can put a door on it if need be. Tonight is supposed to be 56ยบ, but night temps go back up to the mid 60s tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  5. bigdogmom130

    bigdogmom130 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in MD are u? I live in MD too. I have a 9 week old Blue Silkie Roo and he has turned out to be a sweetheart. He likes to lay in the nesting box with my little BO..lol He has roosted though and also uses the outside roost. Your Silkies are adorable. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fiwi

    Fiwi Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm on the Eastern shore. I get up your way from time to time.
     
  7. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your little silkies are cute but I would put some sort of a door for safety at night when predators even a cat are out looking for food
     
  8. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your silkies are really pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a partridge one before. I used to have bearded silkies----white, black, grey, and blue. I would love to get some next spring. Good luck with yours! (That's a cute little set-up you have for them!)[​IMG]
     
  9. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] partridge and buff for sure!! Good luck with your lil sweeties [​IMG]
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