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  1. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    I unfortunately agree with you... after watching their behaviors and dynamics I think that the white is definitely also a roo, but hopefully he will make beautiful chicks.
  2. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    Lets hope so!! I cant wait! We are first time chicken owners and have yet to see a freshly laid egg... so hopefully that will happen soon :) The oldest pullet is about 6 months
  3. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    Yes! Its adorable! I raised 3 from day old chicks from a hatchery in NJ, one from a craigslist ad in MA (the fancy show quality partridge pullet... I got VERY lucky) and then four adorable imperfect rejects from a breeder nearby in PA that I picked up this week. Its looking more and more...
  4. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    Possibly, but I think his whole beak is crooked as opposed to crossed. I’ll have to look closely tomorrow, but I definitely see him eat food, grass and treats all day long. Is there a serious issue I need to look out for?
  5. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    That is a fair assessment and my worst case scenario. I am confident the cuckoo is a pullet and pretty sure the black is a cockerel. I don't care so much about the buff as he/she is unlikely to produce eggs anyways. I am really holding out hope that the white is a pullet! I will happily keep all...
  6. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    I really hope you're right. I really think the black is a cockerel, which is fine, I can keep them. I just am hoping the white paint is a pullet! I really wanted to add two beautiful pullets to my flock.
  7. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    Haha I know!! They do kind of chirp?! They are definitely full grown and around 5 months. They are slightly bigger than my 4 month olds and bigger than my small 6 month bantam pullet (pictured in profile picture). I have been wondering about silkie voices, my expensive pullet from a high end...
  8. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Hm.. yes, I am definitely worried about that. Did you see the photos of him/her? He acts very healthy and eats and drinks more than any of my other chickens. They are all 4 1/2 months and he is 1/3 the size... how did yours die? Natural causes or was he attacked by the flock or a predator?
  9. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Hello All! I bought 4 new silkies to add to my flock from a local breeder. They are all around 4 -5 months old and she wasn't positive of their sex. None of them are crowing or laying yet and one is an EXTREME runt. I thought I would post this thread I started here because there is much more...
  10. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    Okay! I have photos for you guys. Let me know what you think! Thankfully they are all different colors so they are very easy to tell apart.
  11. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    What great news!! I hope you’re correct! I know, aren’t they adorable. I love that they are a motley band of rejects. I kind of agree with you assessment. My only reservation is the white/ paint one possibly being a cockerel. I’ve only had them for a day, but I haven’t hear any of them crow yet...
  12. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    Yeah, I don’t know if they are from the same hatch. The one that is smaller is VERY small, she’s either an extreme runt or has a birth defect. They rest are normal bantam size. Do you have any ideas on the genders? I figured the movement and video footage would help easily assess the birds.
  13. cluelesschickmother

    4 - 5 Month Bearded SILKIES!! Roos or Hens??

    I just bought these adorable four silkies from a local breeder that are about 4 1/2 months. She thinks they are all hens, but wasn't positive about the white paint or black/grey ones. As you can see they are all imperfect, which is why she was selling them, the buff is about a third the size of...
  14. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Thanks! I just read it. They really only eat the few pine shavings that have blood on them and I don't see them eating as many. They have really all plumped up and grown significantly in the last three days since I took the grit out. For some reason, they only wanted to eat the grit instead of...
  15. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Chicken update - I was about to log on to share some very positive news, but right before I went to the computer I saw our sick chicken have a bloody poop! We were gone for two days and the neighbors said they saw no bloody poop or shavings. Last night when I returned I watched all three...
  16. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    I will provide you with a photo when I’m back, unless the neighbors see the poop. Unfortunately, they other chicks immediately eat up all the blood and bloody pine shavings. Is that normal? I don’t know if they are eating the actual poop or just the blood surround it, I’ve only seen them eat the...
  17. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Thank you!! That’s very kind. I can only hope this thread can help someone else down the line. I was fortunate to have very informative and generous people helping me out along the way. We definitely covered a lot of topics! I’ve handled it the best I could, I really do love all animals (maybe a...
  18. cluelesschickmother

    Starved chicks... one dead and one with enlarged crop!!

    Yes, I absolutely don’t think the hatchery had any poor intentions but I do think they should have been more explicit as to what chicken grit was to my clearly clueless boyfriend, especially when he asked for food... The grit was removed two days ago!! They definitely were eating way too much...
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