Skittish Silkie Chicks


Aug 26, 2020
I’m three days in to owning two adorable 4 week old silkie chicks. I’ve been trying to get them to eat from my hand and build trust so that I can eventually hold them. So far only one of my chicks will peck for a second or two… otherwise they scatter the minute I try to pet them or get too close. I ordered some mealworms to see if I can entice them but if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!

I too just got some silkies that were 5 weeks when bought. 7 weeks now. They were born and raised outside. I put them in a "brooder". I make my presence known every day. I also pick them up every day, a few times a day.I place my hand under their belly, place them on my lap and pet them and talk to them. Within a week they are becoming more friendly. 1 actually comes to me and the others are following suit. It takes time and patience. Keep at it they will come around. Good luck!!

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