Questions Regarding Silkie Chicks & Hens

I have been asked some questions relating to silkie chicks and hens. I don’t have silkie hens myself although a friend has some and they hatched some of my guinea fowl eggs and looked after the keets brilliantly so I know they make great mums! Dear friends, Hope you are doing good with your pets … Read more

Tips If You Have Splayed Legged Chicks

I received a couple of tips if your chicks have splayed legs that I thought would be useful to share. “Its my opinion from many years of hatching, that getting the splayed (spraddled) legged chick on 1/8 inch wire as soon as possible will correct most chicks with this defect. Keith” “My wife has cured … Read more

Day Old Quail Chicks In Brooder

At Monday tea-time the quail chicks were moved from the incubator to the brooder. There are 29 quail chicks in the brooder and some are dark brown a few are a fawn colouring and one or two are creamy coloured. The chicks are very lively and quickly found the chick crumbs and started eating them, … Read more

Taming Quail Chicks

Taming quail chicks requires; Lots of time – frequent and daily contact is needed. Daily contact with the quail chicks – frequently handling, feeding, playing and talking to the chicks throughout the day. Frequent handling of the quail chicks – at least 3 times a day. Hand feeding the quail chicks – placing chick crumbs … Read more