Looks like #6 to hatch is also a buff color. There is one that looks like it's going to be white, one I can't tell because it's a mix between yellow and peach fuzz, three buffs or possibly red because they are very peachy, and one really dark chipmunk that I am assuming may be partridge colored. They are all tiny, too little to be able to reach and eat from the normal sized chick feeder so the top is open so they can hop in but usually mama hen scratches food out onto the floor for them. Some have regular feet but some have 5 toes and feathered feet, because they are all so tiny I assume our silkie rooster is the dad of all of them. Possible moms are buff orpingtons, red stars, rhode island red, and gold laced wyandottes. I didn't realize my big girls would go broody. That's the only reason I bought silkies. The silkies haven't gone broody. They even have 7 eggs they have been laying and won't sit on them. They didn't start laying again until they were put in a pen with the silkie rooster after we brought home a Wyandotte rooster for the big hens. So I'm still crossing my fingers for a silkie/orpington hen out of these chicks. My silkie hens are broken, I've never seen them think about being broody. Even with 7 eggs in their nest. They will just lay eggs out in the grass sometimes too.
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11/8/15 at 10:07am