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How old are these silky chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelleyb1969, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I just recently fell in love with silkies, bought my first ones, and I am completely clueless when it comes to telling the approximate age of them. [​IMG] Do they feather out slower than bantam cochins, in regards to age? How old do these 2 appear to be? I am considering selling them, and I have an idea on how old they are, but I want to see if my opinion is accurate. [​IMG]

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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Based on my silkies development, i think they look about 2 weeks.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My chicks will be 2 weeks old monday and they don't look like that yet. I'm gonna have to say about 4-5 weeks old? Just a Guess.

    My previous silkie chick at about 7 weeks old
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    Same chick at 11 weeks
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    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would have guessed 3-4 weeks.

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  5. SoleProvider

    SoleProvider Out Of The Brooder

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    They are in the wierd stage. They look like mine at about 6 weeks if not 8.
     
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    The person I bought them from has told me that they are 6 weeks old now. But I'm used to my bantam cochins...much more feathered out, no bare butts, etc. These guys just look so "immature" to be 6 weeks, but I guess they are. [​IMG] The person I got them from has been showing Silkies for 16 years, so I know she knows her stuff. I just wanted to see if everyone else's chicks look about the same at this age. And yes, they are in a very awkward/ugly stage right now...I don't think my cochin chicks look this rough at any age! [​IMG] So now, since I guess the 6 week age is pretty accurate, then I'm going to offer one of them for sale. [​IMG]
     
  7. SoleProvider

    SoleProvider Out Of The Brooder

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    Id be interested in one or both. Did they sex these guys for you?
     
  8. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:No, they weren't sexed. I've made up my mind to sell the one in the top pick. It came from a porcelain hen and a lemon blue roo...very pretty, but not one of my faves. As I said, these chicks are "culls" from show birds. If you're still interested, just let me know.
     
  9. SoleProvider

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    Oh so are these guys silkies or cochins?[​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Silkies
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