Almost 2 Week Old Silkie Bantam Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peep peep, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. peep peep

    peep peep Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2012
    Do bantam chicks develop more slowly than regular size chicks? My chicks have feathers on the tips of their wings, have grown in the week that I've had them, and even started to flap their wings and fly a little, but I'm still not sure that they're as developed as they should be. They're almost 2 weeks old, about a week and 5 days. Just wonderin'! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  2. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2012
    near Branson, MO
    I got my silkies from the same place I got my Delawares. The silkies were a day old and the Delawares were 2 weeks old. From my experience I would have to say bantams develop quite a bit slower than standard chicks. My Delawares are now 6 weeks old. They are over 2x bigger than they were when I got them, they are completely feathered out, and living in the coop with no heat lamp. My silkie is 4 weeks old. She just started getting her big girl feathers and noticeably getting bigger. She is in the brooder still with a new set of chicks.

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