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My three baby chicks HELP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Silkie ChickMom, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Silkie ChickMom

    Silkie ChickMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have 1 week old silkie bamtan chicks. Could you make them where they like you or will they always skittish? I love them to death but I don't want to scare them. Also if they are growing black and white feathers will they be black and white? :yiipchick
     
  2. Silkie ChickMom

    Silkie ChickMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I love emojis
     
  3. Silkie ChickMom

    Silkie ChickMom Out Of The Brooder

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    :weee
     
  4. Silkie ChickMom

    Silkie ChickMom Out Of The Brooder

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    :woot
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    cuddling and holding, sit on the floor with them, less scary for them
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Let me expand on that.

    You've noticed that these three babies are tiny. Imagine how scary you must be to them. So the best thing to do is lower yourself down to their level.

    The best way to do that is get comfortable on the floor and let the three chicks wander around on your lap. They will want to climb into your lap because they are very curious and they love to try out being on higher places.

    Hold your hands palms up in your lap. Don't move. Let the chicks explore and wander onto your hands. When they do, slowly lift your arms up and down. They love this, and it won't scare them.

    Do this every day, and the chicks will get more trusting. You can teach them to come to you by using treats, (meal worms are a huge hit with chicks), and use a verbal cue when you call them. This will be very useful later on when you want to get them to go into their coop.

    Soon, your chicks will be climbing all over you and having a ball. Try it! It's great fun!
     
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  7. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My purebreed silkie chicks are calm and they let me pick thrm up. Are yours purebreed silkies?
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My Silkie chicks don't like to be handled, and they wig out when I have to do things in the brooder. But, eventually they figure out that I bring the food and decide they like me. When I walk through my breeding pens, I have to shuffle or I'll step on them :D
     
  9. Silkie ChickMom

    Silkie ChickMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much @bryam no they are not purebred
     

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