1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Photo of my miniature Silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cattbird, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. cattbird

    cattbird Songster

    118
    0
    109
    May 21, 2009
    Essex Uk
    They were lost in a postal strike for 4 days as eggs.. but all hatched!

    2/4 have lumps on their head. Can anyone tell me what these are? The eggs were from a show silkie.

    Thanks.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Those are cute. Wish ppl would quit posting silkie pics. note to self...resist getting silkies for now. Hope you enjoy.
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    950
    4
    139
    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    Some silkies have vaulted skulls, which is the "lump on their head" that you are seeing. I have three little silkie chicks with vaulted skulls that i got on saturday.

    Your little babies are so cute!

    Good Luck!
     
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:[​IMG]

    Those are chicks with vaulted skulls. They will be more easily injured because vaulted means they have a hole in their skull. Alot of people think that this produces bigger crests when they get older...I have no opinion on that. I've seen it both ways..
     
  5. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    OHMYFRICKINCUTEOVERLOAD!!!

    Can't wait to get some silkie chicks!!
     
  6. EAdams

    EAdams Hatching

    6
    0
    7
    Oct 1, 2009
    Quote:Note to self... Silkies love tomatoes...
     
  7. kysilkies

    kysilkies Songster

    876
    85
    188
    May 3, 2009
    Elizabethtown, KY
    Too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  8. ednadorothy

    ednadorothy Hatching

    1
    0
    6
    Aug 31, 2009
    [​IMG]
    Wow absolutely great! After being lost in the mail too!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by