I'm really scared...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Boya321, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Boya321

    Boya321 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my little silkie is really sweet she loves to cuddle, anyways I was telling people that when I pick her up and start to cuddle her she instantly starts to fall asleep and they were telling me that means that she is sick...please tell me that they are wrong.[​IMG]
     
  2. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she doesn't look sick or droopy otherwise, I'd just ignore them. I don't think that there's much truth to it. My daughter cuddles her chickens all the time and some of the more docile ones can get quite comfortable. I've seen them close their eyes too.
     
  3. Boya321

    Boya321 Out Of The Brooder

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    okay thanks cause if something happens to her I will be so upset. Also is it normal for silkies to be smaller? Because I have road island reds the same age who are twice her size...
     
  4. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chicks just love to snuggle! They are up against your warm body, held securely, and protected from running, jumping chickens! [​IMG] Why wouldn't they sleep? [​IMG]
     
  5. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lulu, my lame part-time house chicken loves to cuddle and does fall asleep in my arms. She also falls asleep laying on a towel on top of me on the couch and also puts me to sleep. We seem to do that to each other.
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Yes, they are a bantam sized chick, so they'll be smaller. You just have to look out for them a little to make sure they're getting food and water ok. If your little silkie chick acts normal in the brooder, then I'm sure it's just fine.....It doesn't hurt to hold a chick. I think it helps make them more tame and friendly.
     
  7. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Silkies will be smaller [​IMG] They are considered a Bantam breed.
     
  8. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be sure to keep an eye on her and make sure she's eating and drinking. My silkie chick is one week old and is showing signs of failure to thrive. I thought she was just really docile but now I'm not sure she'll pull through.
     
  9. Boya321

    Boya321 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone [​IMG] so just to be clear she should be okay in the brooder with the other girls? I have two rhode island reds, two americanas, and another little lady, I forgot her breed but shes the same size as the others and a light yellow. I just don't want anything to happen to my little one [​IMG]
     

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