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Baby Silkies...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Ok I bought 6 silkie babies at an auction 2 weeks ago. someone told me they are supposed to have 5 toes??? Is this right?
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    yes.... if you are wanting to show them

    if you dont want to show them, then it doesnt matter.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I actually hadn't even planned on keepin them, still haven't made up my mind. Bought them so I could trade them with a friend for something else, but she doesn't have any I like.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    New question...I have confirmed that they do have 5 toes, but most of them (there are 6 total) seem to have feathers (actually still fuz) on the outsides of their legs. The insides don't have any. Is this normal? Some also have bald spots on their necks, and under their wings.
     
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  6. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelley,

    Where are you located? I might be interested in a White silkey roo or two. Tammy in Wilmore.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yes it is normal for there to be feathers on outside of legs. Some have it down their middle toe, many do not.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Ok now i'm confused. Are they not supposed to have feathered legs??? It seems like they have outsides of legs, and outsides of feet as well with 'feather/fuz' on them.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I am in Columbia, which is on the southern side of Green river lake. About 30 miles east of somerset, and 20 miles south of Campbllsville. I've been told you can't tell the sex until they start to crow or lay though!!
    -edit- sorry that would be WEST of somerset!
     
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  10. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok now i'm confused. Are they not supposed to have feathered legs??? It seems like they have outsides of legs, and outsides of feet as well with 'feather/fuz' on them.

    I think she meant the fuzz continues down the middle toe only for some of the chicks but all have fuzz on the outside of their legs. They are a feather legged chicken so it's normal for the babies to have the fuzz on the outside of the legs/feet. [​IMG]
     

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