Can someone tell me how old my silkies are?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pvsmiths, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. pvsmiths

    pvsmiths Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got these cuties. The lady says they were born before Easter, but I don't know about that. They hardly move at all, eyes are dark, and only peep and, well, "pur". They are much too small to put with my 2 regular size hens
    I am new to this sight, but will try to post a pic now. Here goes...
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:2-3 months old-so she might be right on Birth date???
     
  3. pvsmiths

    pvsmiths Out Of The Brooder

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    She said a bit older. I'm going with your thoughts. Thanks for the fast reply!
     
  4. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    Mine look like that at about 5-6 months.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Ebony and Ivory - how sweet.
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm also guessing 2-3 months.
     
  7. pvsmiths

    pvsmiths Out Of The Brooder

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    5 -6 months? Wow! I hope mine are younger, I would like for them to be able to free range with my other two standard hens.

    They are cute, aren't they? So sweet. Haven't named them yet. Maybe Ebony & Ivory, maybe Salt & peppa... will wait to see their personalities.

    Thanks for your help!!
     
  8. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't guess as to age, but I can say that my silkies are tiny - even full grown. Top weight is around 2-3 lbs at a year old for one and about 3 for the other two.

    But I would tend to concur with the 3-5 month age ... mine looked like that at about that age from what I remember ...but no matter - 3 months - 5 months - those two ages are relatively close in the overall scheme of things. All it'll change is the estimate of when they will start to lay.

    So cute ! I have three white - and 4 chicks that are b/b/s - I think one is black, two blues and one splash - but won't know for sure till they feather out. [​IMG]

    I like the name possibilities though !

    Mine are quiet -
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  9. Quailfamah

    Quailfamah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-2.5 months old for sure
     

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