Caring for Silkie Bantams
Thinking about bantams for sale? Keeping chickens like these can be thoroughly rewarding and great fun for the whole family. These little birds have soft, fluffy feathers but cannot fly. Silkie chickens require a different type of care than their larger sized cousins because of this. See the following care guide for tips on how best to look after bantams.
- Before you can search for your bantams for sale, you should make sure that you are prepared for housing them. Buy a suitable chicken coop for them which is designed to keep out predators and protect the birds from the weather.
- When keeping chickens, you will need to set up feeders and waterers inside the coop. These should be placed about half a foot above the ground so that the silkie chickens can reach them easily.
- Get a chicken tractor and make sure there are waterers attached inside too. This equipment lets your bantams forage in the day in full protection. This can be moved about so that the silkie chickens have plenty of fresh insects and grass to enjoy.
- You will need to spread out straw and sawdust on the chicken coop floor to absorb manure and smells. Cleaning is made much easier because of this. This should be replaced every couple of weeks. Clean out the bantams coop about once a month.