Baby silkies won’t grow!! Why?

Lizzieschicks

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So, I have to baby silkies and I’ve had them for 2 months now but they still look the same since I brought them. My other chick I have with them in 5x bigger than them and around the same age what can I do to help them grow? Please answer.
 

Lizzieschicks

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If your other chicks are standard/large breeds then that would explain the size difference as silkies are a bantam breed and don't get very large at all.

So, am I gonna have to keep them inside forever like they look like they just hatched.
 

Lizzieschicks

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The Cave

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I have 25 that are a month old and about the same size, some are bigger some are smaller. They do grow at different rates I am finding.
I also had 2 I got in the summer and I felt like from 2-3 months they didn't look like they were growing either! Now at 5/6 months they are huge in comparison to those days.
 

meche

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So, I have to baby silkies and I’ve had them for 2 months now but they still look the same since I brought them. My other chick I have with them in 5x bigger than them and around the same age what can I do to help them grow? Please answer.


I have 3 silkie I got them as day old chicks, one is growing very fast but the other 2 are slow growing. I found that the smaller ones took a long time to start eating properly. I had to encourage them to eat. The bigger one would always sit on top of the food eating all the time.
They are all going for the food now and growing slowly.
I originally had a few standard chicks plus the silkies together, but the standard chicks were growing so fast they were hogging everything. I had to separate..... lucky we are in the peak of summer here. I put the hog chicks outside with a heat pad in a small coop. All is going well now, all growing. One silkie is still bigger than the other 2 even after 3 weeks. This is my second batch of chicks I am raising but first time with silkies.
They are very cute. I hope they start growing for you.

meche
 
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Hard to tell by pics but they look pretty normal for 8 weeks old but you think they aren't growing well? What do you feed them? Chick Grower? make sure they have access to food and fresh water all the time and aren't getting bullied away from the food by the larger chickens.
 

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