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Silkie chicks...are they all hyper and silly?? *PICS Added by request*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. First time hatching silkie chicks...I'm used to the laid back cochin babies that don't even peep.

    These 9 day old chicks are ridiculously hyper, jumpy, LOUD...can't stand noise, movement or anything changed in their brooder or they run around like idiots.

    Honestly...I just moved their brooder 2 feet to another wall and put a different light over them (same wattage bulb) and one of them was actually spinning in circles for about 10 seconds.

    Most of them are vaulted with pom=pom heads...is this why??
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  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    In a word...YES! Mine were the same way when they were young. But then one day, out of the blue, they did a 360 and became soooooo laid back and craved attention/affection. I didn't like them much at first, but now I'm in love with them...wouldn't take anything for them. [​IMG]
  3. Oh, I'm so glad. I bought the eggs to hatch these babies for my daughter's grandmother. I was beginning to think that this might not be the best breed, but she has always talked about silkie, so I thought I would surprise her. I'm the one that has been surprised!! [​IMG]
  4. Very curious birds. They are always fussing it seems.
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Hang in there....they'll come around. Once the "fluff" starts growing into their line of sight, they calm down! [​IMG] Then they want you to hold them all the time so something doesn't sneak up on them. [​IMG]

    Your daughter's grandmother will love them when they get mature. [​IMG]
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Forgot to say that I'm a big fan of bantam cochins myself! OTG, your birds are amazing! [​IMG]
  7. OH, thanks so much.

    I'm having to disburse everything except the blacks. They are at my DD's house and the Army came knocking...she is leaving in May for counter-intel school for 5-8 months. When she gets back she'll have one more semester at the University of Florida where we live (Go Gators!!...National Champs [​IMG] ) and then she'll be off to grad school/getting married.

  8. MissJames

    MissJames Songster

    Oct 17, 2008
    Coastal SC
    Quote:What a wnderful surprise.That's so sweet !
  9. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:You must be very proud OTG. She sounds like an amazing young woman. I saw your post to sell those white cochins...and my heart fell to the floor. [​IMG] Pumpkinpup and LockedHearts are very lucky to get them. I know you're doing what's best, but I will still send my condolences to you for needing to sell those beauties. [​IMG]
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Have you shown us any pictures of these little fuzzy wuzzies

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