We have had 2 x chickens (Australorp, bought as point of lay) for 4yrs up until recently, they’ve gone to a friend’s house to live out a nice life on acreage. The change has coinsided with School holidays starting here has prompted me to go for chicks! Now thinking silkies as our OG chickens weren’t very friendly and kids (4 &6yo) were always a bit miffed they didn’t want to cuddle.
I have some concerns, raising 1-2wk old chicks. They will be inside initially, garage or laundry. Thinking 5 will be ok in our tractor coop. Although the coop is up off the ground (Omlet Eglu Up and GO with 2m run) wondering if silkies can manage that? And at what age… Any input appreciated