3 Week old silkie CROWS! *PIC HEAVY*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Today I took my 3 week 3 day old buff silkie chicks out on the grass. I have 4 of them. Well, I was watching them when all of a sudden, after my other roosters crowed, one of the silkie chicks stands up straight and lets out a little crow. Does that mean he is a rooster? I marked his leg with a band so I will see if he is a roo when he grows up. I compared the combs and 2 have a larger comb and 2 have a smaller comb. So im hoping that means 2 roosters and 2 hens. 2 pairs would be great!

    Here are some pics of them:
    They hatched on Sept. 6th. All but 1 had pipped the shell. The next morning there was no progress, so I had to help everyone out. The one that didnt pip the shell had a huge vault, so surely they would have died.

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  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Very nice quality buffs. I had a black silkie do that at that age and yes he was a Roo. He scared the other chicks everytime he crowed.
     
  3. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh you are sooo lucky to know at such a young age that he is a roo!!![​IMG]
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I bet it is a boy. I had an ee bantam crow at 5 weeks.... But 3 is crazy! They sure are cute though [​IMG]
     
  5. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    What beautiful babies!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    thanks. [​IMG]

    I had the camera right there too. I wish I was recording it. It was so cute. I've never had a chicken crow that early.
     
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice fluffy birds!

    Now I want to take mine out to see if they crow!!!!
     
  8. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Hens don't crow that I have ever heard! WOO HOO A ROO!!! (that rhymed!) [​IMG]
     
  9. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have silkie envy.. They're so fluffly! [​IMG]
    Mine are the same age, and I wish they looked like THAT.
     
  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    They are so pretty!!! Nice birds!!
     

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