silkie chick pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by k625, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my silkie chicks. They are about 3 weeks old now I think. Let me know what you guys think about sexing them at this age. I know its tough, but ANY ideas would be better than what I think lol. The coop in the picture is just about finished. Just have to put up base boards and put down sand tomorrow. I just wanted to let them out to have some fun!!


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  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute little babies! Nice variety, of colors too.
    No idea about the sex. It's so hard to tell with Silkies.
     
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
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    its hard to sex silkies even at this age mine are 5 and 8 weeks and i still am not sure![​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    aren't they the cutest things? [​IMG] I am sorry, but I can't help you. I have three myself and not sure just guessing on mine. [​IMG]
     
  5. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol thanks guys I appriciate it. These are my first chickens ever, and I am in love lol...thanks for the comments.
     
  6. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any more pictures of the blue one?

    She kinda looks suspicious to me; not sure though. :)

    Here's a pic of my roo at 4-5 weeks of age. (far right)

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    He's now 16-ish weeks and started crowing about three weeks ago; but we really knew he was a roo before that because he did get huge wattles.
     
  7. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doctorgoose, your birds look very nice!! Blue bird being suspicious in a roo kind way?? I will have to take some more pics in another week or so. [​IMG]
     
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    DoctorGoose...is it the tail on the blue that makes you think roo? It does look a bit flat (? right word) instead of rounded...
     
  9. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *Shrugs* sometimes I get "roo" feelings--I kinda had one about this one since I brought him home--I've had a bunch of silkie hens in the past, but never a roo before, I just notice they have a "pointy" look to them--but it's a silkie! Nobody will know until it crows![​IMG]
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We have five, almost 16 weeks old Silkies. We suspected our first male a few weeks ago from his comb and wattles...he crowd, or atleast attempted it several times today.

    At the time we realized he was well on his way to "roo-hood", I was excited about the possibility of 4 pullets. Sigh...a week ago, we spotted cockeral #2. [​IMG] It is really hard to sex them until they crow or lay an egg...
     

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