Silkie Chick vs Other Breeds Maturing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LilMissChz, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a variety of six different chicks, all three weeks old. I have cochin bantam, black bantam, rir & barred rock and of course my silkie. Silkie, aka Peanut is just a baby. I don't mean that figuratively, as she is only 3 weeks old. I mean this literally. She is taking longer to feather. She doesn't engage in chicken "challenge" behavior and tends to ignore this posturing by the other birds. She just is more babyish than the other birds.

    Do silkies take longer to mature than other breeds? To me it seems obvious, but I would love to know that I don't have some rogue bird doing something unusual.
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Remember Silkies don't have the true feathers, it's just fluffy like feathers. Here's a picture of an adult one (copy and pasted)
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  3. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 5 week old silkies right now (first time silky owner also) and they do seem much more laid back than the other babies. They don't display any dominant behavior and just kinda ignore everyone else.

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    BTW, are yours loud? Mine talk to themselves constantly :hmm
     
  4. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! That's the other thing she does... PEEPS constantly! I really have quite an attachment to Peanut because of how completely sweet, docile and easy to handle she is. Of course I say "she" but I have no real idea.
     

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