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Silkie babies - ages?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Orcae, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Orcae

    Orcae Out Of The Brooder

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    Mom got me some baby bantam silkies, but we don't know how old they are.

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    Anyone have an idea?
    Also, how long should we have them eating chick food instead of adult food? I heard that silkies grow slower than other breeds?
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I have one that looks around the same age and she is 5 months.[​IMG]
     
  3. Orcae

    Orcae Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I've had a couple people estimate 4 - 5 weeks. I forgot to mention that, oops ^-^;
     
  4. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little guy looked like that at about 7 weeks.
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I would venture to say 5-6 weeks..
     
  6. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Sorry got months and weeks confused.[​IMG]
    I ment 6 weeks.
     

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