My first Silkie Baby... ***Picture Added!!!***

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChrystalGail, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I've been reading all you "silkie crazed" people posting about how wonderful silkies are and I just didn't buy it. [​IMG] They are chickens for goodness sake not lap dogs! Well, I happened across a girl that was hatching chicks to help pay down her cell bill to her parents and couldn't resist helping a young teen who is trying to be responsible, so I came home with a baby silkie. OMG! He/she is the sweetest thing ever! Now I'm hooked. It is maybe a day or two old and just wants to be around us all the time. I have him/her in a little aquarium type cage on the kitchen counter right now, because I haven't dug out my regular brooder yet, and he/she screams it's little head off until one of us come to pay it some attention. I have some eggs due to hatch this week, so it will have company very soon. I have to confess, too, that as I am typing this he/she is sleeping tucked in my shirt! [​IMG]

    Anywho... You guys were right, Silkies are definatly special! I will post pictures soon...

    As promised, here is a picture of my new baby. Any guess as to what color he/she will turn out to be?

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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't they sweet?! [​IMG]
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Can hardly wait to see some pics!!!
     
  4. Silkiefan

    Silkiefan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to Silkies, and wonder if they go thru a "fear stage" like dogs? Mine used to be willing to let us handle them, but now they don't really like being picked up. We're very gentle with them, so I can't understand what happened. They were hatched March 9th... I want them to be super tame, so any suggestions would be warmly welcomed.
     
  5. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally added a picture of my little babe. It is in my post above! Let me knwo what you think of him/her....
     
  6. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, sooooo cute! [​IMG]
    I have one that is a similar color, but I don't know what color it will grow into.
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    MWAHAHAHA another crazy silkie person! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am totally hooked too! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my silkies! They sure act like lap dogs! [​IMG]
     

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