Newborn Silkie Chicks Get Excited For Their First Taste Of Strawberry
Silkie chickens are one of the most beautiful of all the poultry. They are named for their attractive plumage, which has the soft feel of silk and are friendly and calm birds that can make great pets.
These Silkies in particular are only a few days old and the veterinarian who owns them brought them to work with her. Introducing new and varied foods is important for their development. Here, they are seen getting their first taste of a fresh strawberry. It does not take them long to figure out that strawberries are a delicious food. They peck eagerly at the fruit and even flap around in excitement! These chicks are adorable as they strut around, devouring the strawberry.
Silkies are known for being an unusual breed. They have black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot instead of the usual four as seen in other breeds of chicken. In addition to their agreeable personalities, Silkies have beautiful plumage and colors and they are featured often in poultry shows.
It might be curious to see chickens eating fruit of any kind, but they do actually consume a varied diet. If done in moderation a few strawberries can be beneficial to your chickens. While all good chicken feeds will contain enough nutrients for a balanced diet, variation from what is ‘essential’ can be good for your chicken. Occasionally giving your chickens little treats every now and again, such as a small portion of fresh strawberries it can have health benefits to your chicken.