new silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ~*~Ayano~*~, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. ~*~Ayano~*~

    ~*~Ayano~*~ Out Of The Brooder

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    My sister and I just got two silkie chicks from a breeder just outside our town. They are really cute but they are extremely clumsy compared to our other birds. The silkies dont perch very well, after a few failed attempts they eventually get settled. They dont seem as active as the other chicks and they sleep alot. Is this normal silkie behavior?
     
  2. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be alot younger than the other chicks ;) Give it some time but keep a close watch on them.
     
  3. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and keep us posted!
     
  4. ~*~Ayano~*~

    ~*~Ayano~*~ Out Of The Brooder

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    They seem to be full of energy more. They went outside and fought for a worm. Then later that night one tried to perch in the broody light, so we moved the broody light and put in a make shift perch. Im thinking they we finally getting the rest they needed and can now act like,chicks instead of be on their guard and fight for food with so many others. They seem to have already become attached to the two ducklings.
     

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