newbie question and introduction!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dirge337, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Dirge337

    Dirge337 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! We just recently got 4 silkie chicks about a week ago. I was so excited! I have been checking butts everyday and constantly changing water. They eat alot! The question I have is how old are they? And when I can tell if I have a rooster?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. On age I would guess about l.5 weeks old. Gender on silkies is sometimes tough to discern even when nearly mature.
     
  3. Dirge337

    Dirge337 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Aww....how adorable!! I agree with Sourland, about 1 1/2 weeks old. Silkies can be hard to sex even when they are mature. Many times you have to just wait to see who lays and egg and who crows.

    You might stop by our Silkie thread and chat with other Silkie owners on things....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Enjoy your new babies! If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, there are several dedicated silkie threads generally by color ie; Buff silkies, Paint silkies, Nothing but Partridge silkies, etc. My favorite is just "Silky thread." BTW there is also a silkie variety called SHOW GIRLS (Refers to both genders) you might want to check that out as well.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".

    Your chicks are very cute! They look to be just over a week old to me.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute chicks!
     

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