I'm Getting My First Silkies!!! Update, new *PICS* pg. 4

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by iluvsedward, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I have ALWAYS wanted silkies but i have never been able to get them. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting two chicks, I really hope they're both not roosters, I can have on roo but not two... I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!! I have had chicks before, many times, just not SILKIES!!
    yay!
     
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  2. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    btw, I have a cardboard box and a styrafoam box (I was saving that for maybe making a homemade bator) and I could possibly rustle up some other stuff
     
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm watching the views go up, you can reply you know [​IMG]
     
  4. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting my first silkies tomorrow. Was hoping you would get some advice. They are a month old. I am going to fix a brooder out of plastice container then place that in a 3x7 ft run that is covered with a tarp with heat lamp.Hoping to combine the 2 groups(silkies and Orps) within a week or so. Can I do that?
     
  5. michelleshenhouse

    michelleshenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. I have 3 but I am setting 7 in my bator today.
     
  6. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see no one else is chiming so Ill give my two cents worth! [​IMG]

    You need something to keep the temp at around 90 degrees the first week, slowly lower it as the weeks go on. You can you a cardboard box if you have nothing else. All you need is a heat lamp. I would try and find something like a rubbermaid container.

    Congrats on the silkies! I hatched 8 of my own last week. They will be two weeks next Tuesday! Good lick and enjoy your chicks! [​IMG]
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes and they will fight for the first few days or longer depending on the age or they may do just fine with each other. If you free range, i would suggest free ranging them together and locking them up at night in the same coop. You catch my drift?
     
  8. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have rubbermaid containers but they are all being used. I can ask my parents if they have one they're not using. I usually use a ten gal. or cardboard box for chicks but they're hard to clean and they get really dirty. I am getting just two chicks so I guess it wont really be a prob. But I def. will try the rubbermaid. Oh! I think I know where one is! behind our shed there is a shallow one filled with yucky water....ew... but I can clean that I think. yay. thanks fellow BYCers [​IMG]))
     
  9. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
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    Quote:I have rubbermaid containers but they are all being used. I can ask my parents if they have one they're not using. I usually use a ten gal. or cardboard box for chicks but they're hard to clean and they get really dirty. I am getting just two chicks so I guess it wont really be a prob. But I def. will try the rubbermaid. Oh! I think I know where one is! behind our shed there is a shallow one filled with yucky water....ew... but I can clean that I think. yay. thanks fellow BYCers [​IMG]))

    Glad to see you figured it out. Oh and don't forget pics!!!
     
  10. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I mean its not that shallow its not like the clear ones its a good size for chicks :)
     

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