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PipSqueak my lil runt of a Silkie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by iluv..., Nov 9, 2010.

  1. iluv...

    iluv... In the Brooder

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    At ten weeks the Silkie still fit in palm of my hand. She (hopefully) is the size of a standard 3 day old chick.
    She eats and drinks like the rest of them.

    This is Pip compare to the 2nd smallest of my Silkies, a partridge.
    Sorry for the bad photo. I'll try and upload a better one tomorrow.
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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    iluv... :

    At ten weeks the Silkie still fit in palm of my hand. She (hopefully) is the size of a standard 3 day old chick.
    She eats and drinks like the rest of them.

    This is Pip compare to the 2nd smallest of my Silkies, a partridge.
    Sorry for the bad photo. I'll try and upload a better one tomorrow.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69089_p2.jpeg

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  3. Kittymomma

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    Wow! Never seen anything like that. Are her parents average size?
     
  4. iluv...

    iluv... In the Brooder

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    Quote:I really don't know.
    I ordered an assortment of Silkies from Ideal. A few of them were tiny compare to the others, but eventually caught up. Pip and another chick who didn't survive barely grew.
    I free-range my chicks, but have to keep an eye especially on Pip because she can fit through a chain link fence's hole. It happened once and she ended in a neighbor's yard. Lucky she wasn't to far so I just reach one of my hand and grabbed her.
     

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