Silkie Chick!! pics added!!!!

LukesCityHens

Songster
8 Years
Dec 14, 2011
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I recently acquired 2 adolescent looking black silkies and I'm not sure how to decide when they're ready to bear the elements. I think I'm supposed to keep them seperate from the rest of the flock but does anyone know exactly when I should be able to get these stinkers out into the yard?


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cmom

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I would keep them in quarantine for at least a month. Some diseases can take awhile to show up so it is better to be safe than sorry. How old do you think they are?
 

LukesCityHens

Songster
8 Years
Dec 14, 2011
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Fayetteville
anyways, he's about 9" or 10" standing up and she's only maybe 7 or 8. I've never had silkies before and they just seem tiny compared to the rest of my birds. and the sooner I can get them out of the house the better cuz I have another hatch coming up in january.....if I can I'll get my girlfriend to post pics later, I'm the builder she's the brains LOL
 

TheHalfWayCoop

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May 6, 2011
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Can you tell if they're full feathered? Check under their wings, etc... and make sure they've got good covering, no pin feathers or down showing, if they're full feathered there's no real reason why they can't go outside. Ours looked fully feathered when we got them, but after checking under their wings we realized they still had a couple weeks of feathering to go, but they did spend several hours a day outside free ranging, and then came in the for the rest and they were happy campers!

Silkies can be hard to age!!
 

LukesCityHens

Songster
8 Years
Dec 14, 2011
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Fayetteville
they seem to be small still, and my outside chickens are rather large compared to them. together they don't even equal my young cinnamon queen. I'm just nervous about my CQ's and orpingtons hurting them
 
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