Silkie chicks growing slowly

Denisejmdk

Chirping
Dec 6, 2015
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My silkies and buffs are the same age I know the buffs grow faster. I am concerned about my silkies. Compared to the pictures I have seen, they look too small.
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howfunkyisurchicken

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Are you sure they're 5 weeks? They look to be around a week or two old, judging by their wing feathers. The Silkies are always going to be smaller, since they're bantams, but they should be much more feathered in by now if they're that age.

I wouldn't be too concerned if they're active, eating and drinking.
 

UlmerChickens

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Dec 23, 2015
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If you are seeing the buff orphintons pecking or bullying the bantams maybe you should separate them.
The Buff Orps may not letting the silkies have access to food.
The silkies may also have a slower rate of growth than Buff Orps naturally.
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Denisejmdk

Chirping
Dec 6, 2015
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The silkies are fine with the buffs. They have food and water 24/7. Their big girl feathers are coming in. They are healthy but small. I saw the adults , they all looked fine.
 

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