Silkie chicks. Question about sexing and keeping roosters.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by briana1975, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I did a search about sexing silkies. I have 3. Two are feathering faster and bigger than the other one. I found a post about sexing them from thier toes. 1st and 3rd toes. If you bring them together and are the same famale different sizes male. I tried it and if I go by that I have 2 roos and 1 pullet. Now these chicks are 3 weeks old today so they are still little. My concern is that these are my kids pets that are being raised with my chicks 9 BO's and 4 BR's. I was hoping to keep 1 rooster with the hens. If 2 of these silkies turn out to be roosters also will this cause problems? 3 roosters with 12 to 14 hens. Or do I not need to worry about silkie roos?
     

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