sexing silkies

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  1. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I tell the sex of this 2 month old silkie. It is all by itself living in our house. I rescued it after the mom stepped on it and cut its eye and only survivor of 7. Any advice. I have never raised a silkie.:love
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. Young Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex. You can post a pic of it on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this, and let our experts there take a look at it, but If you want any kind of guarantee on its gender, I would recommend waiting a couple of months and then posting its pic there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope for your sake, your Silkie turns out to be a pullet.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies can be impossible to sex before the age of 4-5 mos. Sometimes not till they either crow or lay eggs. The little chicks is fortunate you stepped in to rescue her. Have you ever raised chicks before.?
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Do you have other chickens besides the silkie?
     
  5. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, loved helping my G-ma and mom years and years ago. My daughter is very interested in chickens and sparked a passion I had forgotten. Thanks for the info. BTW always raised RIR. Silkies are very new to me. Thanks again.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's great, welcome back to chickens! We have 2 RIRs in our mixed flock and think they are great. I've never had a silkie but they are cute little fuzz balls.
     
  7. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have in the past. This one is sparking a passion I forgot I had. Silkies are new to me, I have always raised RIR. A few years ago we had 6 little banties just show up on our property neighborhood cats found them. We are building a better coop and run for this new adventure. Tomorrow we are putting silkie and tophat eggs in the incubator. I am so excited. Thank you.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    You may be interested in reading some of the posts on the Incubating & Hatching Eggs forum:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  9. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information. I hope it is too. I was given a white rooster to go with this one. don't have it yet but getting him soon.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     

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