Hen or Roo silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shelbyssilkies, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. shelbyssilkies

    shelbyssilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if these guys look like Roos? [​IMG]
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkies are hard to tell any way but all piled up for sure want help. Questions---are you running a red heat lamp----these chicks do not need heat----they look like they are trying to get away from the heat?? Might not be?? To much heat will kill faster than not enough.
     
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  3. shelbyssilkies

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    No they don't have a heat lamp I have another brooder next to them I just hatched some chicks. They are in a corner because I was chasing them trying to get a good picture of all 4 together. Thanks.


     
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  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Good the red had me concerned-----sneak up on them and take a side profile pic----that will help some to try and sex them---need to see the whole chick standing.
     
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  5. shelbyssilkies

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    It's harder than I thought getting pictures. But yes I have the heat lamp away from the brooder for the new chicks.. I'm in south Texas we don't need the extra heat all the time


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  6. shelbyssilkies

    shelbyssilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    My pictures are probably no help.
     
  7. shelbyssilkies

    shelbyssilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for all the re quotes I'm new to this site as of today
     
  8. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Not to me----they are still to young for me to be able to help you.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Much too young, all they look like is feathers clumped together . Are these hatchery birds? They don't look anything like breeder silkies.
     
  10. shelbyssilkies

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    I honestly don't know I got them from a lady who said she hatched them.
     

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