On raising White Silkies *pics included just for fun*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wjallen05, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    We recently got our first two Silkies. We ADORE them!!
    Anyway, the hen is about 16 months old. Not sure how old the rooster is (got him from a friend who had several chicks who turned out to be roos), I know he's young though, hasn't started crowing yet, and/but he is a little bigger than the hen.

    We've had the hen since Sunday... that's 5 days now. She hasn't laid a single egg yet. We've had the rooster since... Tuesday I believe. When do you think she'll start laying? Is there anything I can do?? I'm hoping she'll set, since I've heard/read that they are good setters. Her previous owner collected her eggs and incubated them. I'd rather her raise them up herself, if she will.

    Pics of the little beauties [​IMG]

    Cosmo and Kismet...


    Little Cosmo..

  2. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    NY-Upstate Adirondacks
    Beauties, they look so cute.....Good luck with everything [​IMG]
  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I'm so jealous!! I really want white silkies!! Cosmo and Kismet are beautiful!!!
  4. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2008
    Salisbury, Md.
    They are cute, But I have a stupid question.
    Are Silkies kind of like the Poodle of Chickens?
    From the pix I've seen they look like small birds.
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Silkies are bantams I believe.

    Kinda like a little lap dog, only a chicken.
  6. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I LOVE WHITE [email protected]~#$#~
    mine should be comin round the 20th I hope they end up lookin like yours. Gorgeous. :] I also hope I can get mine to hatch some eggs I don't want to use a incubater.

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