Silkies biting little yellow toes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shared Acres, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out 12 SG silkies and they are about 3 days old. My MIL gave me a mutt egg (RIR & bantam?) to hatch and it did so today.

    I put the mutt in the brooder with the silkies and they silkies are going crazy over her little yellow toes. They keep trying to bite them--like they think they are worms or something!

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. one cool chick

    one cool chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we use a pink light gel so that the chicks cant see any colors. I had this problem.[​IMG]
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    put a red bulb in the brooder to stop it...
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    This happend in my last hatch also, I hatched 15 silkies and 1 barred rock they loved his little feet. They stoped after a little while !!!!!
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know!
     

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