One lone Silky

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sissy, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had silkys but have one
    lone one and Iam waiting for the doz. in the bator
    to hatch about Oct.10, I have this loneRanger as Icall he/she
    in the pantry which is always at a 65* temp.
    The brooder has a red 60 watt blub. for heat and the
    Temp is now 77*the loneRanger is 3 weeks old.
    is this temp too cold or should I use a heat lamp
    the brooder is rather small and Iam concerned
    the 250 watt bulb would be too much heat.
    he/she is really active , and doing well
    our nights are gettiing cold and the room has no heat.
    any advice.
     
  2. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't use the huge bulb, just get a 75 watt bulb. That should be enough heat, I would think. If you can partially cover the brooder box, safely, that helps too. We used carboard, but kept it well away from the lamp. It kept it nice and warm. Just make sure you check the temp frequently at first to make sure that it's not too cold or too hot.

    A soft cuddly stuffed animal in there or a feather duster to cuddle up to can help, too. Our chickies LOVED their feather duster!
     
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birdmom Wow what a great idea
    a feather duster. Iwill do that tonight as our nights
    are getting down to 40s*thanks so much duster will make
    a nice cuddler.
     
  4. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a good idea!
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, feather dusters are AWESOME for lonely chicks and will give you quite the laugh to see them snuggle up to one and talk to it! [​IMG]
     
  6. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't claim the original idea on the feather duster, I saw it here on byc somewhere! [​IMG] All of ours have loved them, and it's hilarious to watch them with it.
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birdmom [​IMG] Ithink I may change my silkies name from loneranger to the clown , I cant get any thing done, to busy watching he/s its to funny. at first he didnt know what to make of the feather duster. then its was clown time.
    thanks for the advice. and he eats as though
    its his last supper.and hes only 3 weeks.being so small
    I did not think it would be such an eater.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. cmom

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    Feather dusters work great...
     
  9. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a reason they call it "chicken TV!" They're addictive to watch. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birdmom Yes he sure is a clown.
    and he knows my voice.I hope he will be
    friendy.
    [​IMG]
     

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