New Member with 8... 10 day old Silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dduby1016, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. dduby1016

    dduby1016 Just Hatched

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    Hi My name is Danielle [​IMG] I recently got 8 Silkie chicks... We had one Silkie when I was a kid and have always loved them and will always remember my "buttercup". Our chicks are about 10 days old. I finally got the pasty butt under control with hard boiled eggs and yogurt, every night before bed. Now I am having to soak their feet in a bowl with warm water because they poop everywhere and step in it but it's better than cleaning their butts! Any useful info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Danielle and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have them on pine shavings, that should help keep them cleaner? Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow. They are very popular . Some people say adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to the water prevents pasty butt. If you use that don't put in a metal bowl.
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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