Questions about silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shellyb, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have 7 silkie chicks that I have questions about. They are getting wing feathers but that's all so far. They will be 2 weeks on Monday. I also have 9 EE chicks and compared to the silkie's they are growing at a much larger pace. They are getting back feathers, tail feathers and have quite a bit of wing feathers already, same age. I'm sure the size is just because they are a smaller chicken but is the little wing growth ok? Some of them are growing wings faster then their siblings too. The feathers that are there are a bit surprising to me because they look like regular feathers almost. Not what I was expecting. This is my first time with silkie's. Is this normal for their age so far? Thanks
     
  2. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    When my silkies were growing up, they did that. I think itsjust because they are a smaller chick and bantams tend to mature slower
     
  3. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
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    Silkies tend to grow feathers at a smaller pace.I have one 2 month old now and I thought for sure was gonna be a roo but now she is getting her stancy lil round head and puffy girly butt.I dont think my 4 adult roo's ever outgrew the spikey head's lol.I have a Showgirl also I would have thought hen for sure 5 months ago.Weeeeeee Medusa is a ROOO Gaaaaaaaa.Anyway I still love I call him just DUSA Now.I just hatched 2 newbie silkies this week not even gonna contemplate their sex.
     
  4. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    Quote:fun times, huh? [​IMG]
     
  5. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the higher quality of the bird- the longer it takes to mature [​IMG]
     
  6. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Didn't know that. Just wanted to add my silkies took way longer to develop than my other birds. They will fluff out all in due time. About the slower the maturing the higher quality birds, does that mean that the ones I got from tackle hatches are good quality then? They took forever.
     

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