Ordered silkie chicks!!

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  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I jus ordered three silkie chicks from Meyer hatchery! I was wondering if anyone else has ever done that? And how do they keep the chicks warm? I was wandering if they will be ok when they get here!?
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    First may I say, congrats, and enjoy them! [​IMG] I'm sure they will send them properly, and remember, it is quite warm this time of year. [​IMG]
     
  3. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be very pleased with your order! What color did you order?
     
  4. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 1 red and 2 blue!!! They are supposed to be coming in by the end of this month!! I'm so excited!!! Silkies are so different looking( even though there feet kindof freak me out) [​IMG] I still really like them!! So do they have feathers or is it more like hair? Like can you pull them out like a normal feather!! I'm so confused!!
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Post some pics when you get the please... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:To your hands it feels like fur, my neighbors all think my chickens have fur! One of the little toddlers in my neighborhood call them "puppy chicks" because they got fur like a dog [​IMG] , but yes silkies actually have feathers and they do come out just like a normal feather would if you pulled it!
     
  7. alaynalynn

    alaynalynn Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 5 assorted colored silkies from Meyer almost 3 weeks ago. They arrived safe and healthy. Enjoy!!!
     
  8. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AlL of them were alive!?!? That makes me feel better I was so scared they would all be dead!!! Do they look hood and healthy? And yess I will post pictures!!
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:To your hands it feels like fur, my neighbors all think my chickens have fur! One of the little toddlers in my neighborhood call them "puppy chicks" because they got fur like a dog [​IMG] , but yes silkies actually have feathers and they do come out just like a normal feather would if you pulled it!

    I swear my cat thinks they are her kittens. She protects them from all the other cats in the neighborhood.

    Your going to love your silkies, Congrats!
     
  10. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched these two blue silkies yesterday, I love them [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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