- Feb 17, 2021
I had gotten my first batch of 4 Silkie chickens about 10 weeks now, and I gotta say, I thought some people said that bantams are smaller than regular chickens but man, they are small! They still look like they are 5 weeks old in regular chicken size! They have even been through one batch of chicks that moved out to the coop! They are still pretty small, and since our chickens free range, I'm worried they would get eaten up fast, since they are pretty small. I also didn't know if the date for standard sized chickens to be let out (6 weeks min.) applies to Silkies. I would really like to use these guys for breeding stock, so I don't want them eaten or killed in the first week (I also really love em') When can I let them free? Should I wait a bit longer? They are at least a hand high in height. Thank you!