I think I just fell in love....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sequoiacyclist, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. sequoiacyclist

    sequoiacyclist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with silkies! These little guys just arrived today and I thought I would share them with everyone. They are so tiny compared to my other babies. How could you not fall in love with that face? [​IMG]

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  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Hey, very nice chicks but if you want to keep them alive....I'd get rid of those cedar shavings. Cedar lets of a toxic fume that can kill chicks.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    OH my, I would put them on something different then cedar shavings. I think I read on here cedar is bad for them they will eat it.

    But yes I love them too. My silkie went broddy again I can't wait to see those little faces. Your's are beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  4. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cute - and yes, loose the cedar ASAP!
     
  5. sequoiacyclist

    sequoiacyclist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the memo. Cedar is all that I have on hand at the moment. I have used it with my 3-4 week old's without any problems, but I think I would rather be safe than sorry with these guys. I just replaced it with some timothy hay for now until I can run into town tomorrow. They sure are louder than my other little ones. Chatty!
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I know what you mean about them being loud but I think they think because they are so small they need to act big and make a lot of noise. LOL
     
  7. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used cedar on all my batches last year with good results, I think it depends on the ventilation and if it gets wet.

    I'm sure your new babies are ok, you are a good chicken mom for replacing it.
     
  8. Mrs. Green Thumbs

    Mrs. Green Thumbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Paper towels will work in a pinch too! And I have to ad... that is an impressive camera! Beautiful crisp shots. Looks like I could almost reach out and touch their downy fuzz! [​IMG]
     

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