All things Silkie.. **Brand new chicken mama here**

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amandad90, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. amandad90

    amandad90 Hatching

    Apr 26, 2016
    Hi everyone! I am so brand new to this chicken world and am learning so much every day. But I was hoping for some insight on the Silkie breed in particular. We have 15 baby chicks right now. 8 or so are around 2-3 weeks old. 3 are older than that, though not sure by how much. And 3 are about a week old. I was supposed to have 3 silkies total, but from what I'm reading, a true silkie will have a black beak, feet, skin. Two of my silkies have a normal beak color, the tan/yellow, but they have five toes and fluffy feet. Hybrid?

    And my MAIN question, the one that I'm thinking is my one true silkie, is absolutely tiny. She's white and only a week old but she is soooo small and light. She's eating and drinking and doesn't seem to be in distress. I'm just wondering if this is normal, and this breed is just tiny? I can post pictures if needed. Just looking for advice, thank you:)

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I've never raised silkies, but i would suggest that if she eating and drinking normally, then theres nothing to worry about. You could always add vitamin supplements / electrolytes to their water for additional peace of mind.


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