Stop what you’re doing, right now, and watch this sweet silkie chick enjoy a quick bath and blow dry! This baby chick is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Silkie Chick Update
The chicks are doing so well! They have adjusted to the brooder and learned to go up and down the ramp to the fresh grass. I’m pretty sure they have almost doubled in size since they hatched, almost two weeks ago. The broody mama chickens are starting to go about their regular business, and everyone is settling in wonderfully. In three to four weeks we will take them out of the brooder and move them into their new home, The Silkie Shack!
If my instincts are correct, we should have four females and one male. The one that I believe is a little roo has bigger/thicker feet and is the first to go out of “his” way to peck my fingers (and latch on pretty well for a bitty little thing). I’m excited to see how that plays out.
When I got home from work I noticed one baby chick was just covered in yuck, all under its belly. So, I scooped up the baby chick and head toward the kitchen sink to run some luke warm water. Then, using just a tiny dab of Dawn, I gently cleaned up the chick.
Honestly, I expected a lot of flapping and chirping. Instead, the chick seemed to really enjoy the bath and the blow dryer (low speed and low heat), and actually started to fall asleep for most of the process.
It was precious, to say the least.