Silkie has baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MGA, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. MGA

    MGA In the Brooder

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    I am new to this forum and my Silkie had a baby hatch yesterday now what should I do! Any suggestions would help me greatly thanks
     
  2. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    Buy some chick crumb in and watch it grow :)

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. MGA

    MGA In the Brooder

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    That's what I wanted to hear!
    Do I have make any special accommodations for the chic or just let nature take its course
    It's only 2 days old
    My rooster died and I am trying to carry on his legacy
    I have another egg under a black naked neck silkie that was from the rooster (Sir Duke) it will be hatching soon I think
    Roo was a bantam Mille de Floure D'Uccle
     
  4. JDN

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    Are there other chickens that could pick on the baby or is it somewhat protected? Mom can only protect so much, especially a silkie.
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC and Good luck! Silkies are said to make great moms. We'd love to see pics!!!
     
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  6. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! :jumpy
     
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  7. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

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    Yikes I bet that’s so cute! Food and water and a safe place to live .
     
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  8. MGA

    MGA In the Brooder

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    It's really small and beautiful
    I'll have to post some pictures
    Thank you for welcoming me
    My wife is the real owner of the chickens and I'm the husband but we were always turning to backyard chickens for info so I'd thought I'd join
    What we have is 4 chics all silkies
    A black naked neck silkie soft feathers that's sitting on an egg named Abigail
    A white naked neck fizzle (I guess) shes the one that the egg hatched named Ophelia
    A white painted named Henrietta
    And a white one named Fiona
    As far as I know they are harmless but you can't always be sure
     
  9. MGA

    MGA In the Brooder

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  10. MGA

    MGA In the Brooder

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    The baby!
     

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