Ordered some silkie chickies :D

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BlueBirdChick, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    just ordered 7 black silkie chicks a st run so Im hoping I get some girls lol hahahaaaaa.
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Very cool! - I got mine back in the spring - I have 1 buff hen, 1 black hen & 1 black rooster.

    I started out with several more - I kept the hens & removed the roosters with the above mentioned exception.

    They are really cool.

    Be sure to feed them treats when they are a week old or so - that way when they are grown up they will follow you around.
     
  3. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    will do cannot wait to get them [​IMG]
     
  4. kleeo12

    kleeo12 Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of treats are good for 1 week olds?!?!
     
  5. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually don't give treats until the third week, give the chicks digestive system time to settle down and that it works right. I start out with very soft foods(ones that can digest with the saliva and normal stomach acids), scramble eggs is good for protein while they are feathering. My babies are now 3 weeks and they love cooked and mushed sweet potatoes, watermelon, scrambled eggs. I also add grit to their food so they can digest grains and I will start that this week. I will wait a bit longer before giving them scratch, but once they are outside I give them scratch in the evenings to encourage them to roost, and gives them something to look for while scratching the bedding.

    Enjoy your babies [​IMG]
     
  6. kleeo12

    kleeo12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok!!!! Another question....do they need grit if their outside run is on (florida)sand flooring?? Also, scratch encourages them roost? Im a newbie so im soaking in all this wonderful advise [​IMG]
     

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