3 Week old silkie CROWS! *PIC HEAVY*

SundownWaterfowl

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 16, 2008
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65
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Southern Columbia County NY
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.

 

BamaChicken

Orpingtons Bama Style
12 Years
Nov 14, 2007
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34
251
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.
 

lurky

Songster
12 Years
Jun 4, 2007
4,811
8
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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
 

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