Need Advice On Very small Silkie Pullet.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I'll get pictures this weekend of her, But She is very tiny she is the same age as 5 others I have and she is 2 times smaller.

    They are about 7 and half months now I mean she is real tiny compared to the other girls.

    Is there something wrong with her or is she just gonna be a tiny little thing?
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    As long as she is eating and drinking she is probably fine.

    I've had a few silkies who were runts compared to other birds.
    The only negative thing about the runts is they were much more
    fragile then the other birds.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I'm pretty sure she is eating well and getting lots to drink.

    She looks nice and fat but with all those feathering its hard to tell. She is however in with 2 young roos.

    Could I pick her up and feel her to see if she is too thin??

    Also should I move her from the cage with the 2 young roos and move her into my pen with 2 young hens and 1 roo?
     

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