The Silkie 'Grow-Along' Thread! I always see (and have done) 'hatch-along' threads but I haven't come across one for following how your chicks grow. This thread is mainly so I can keep a record myself but anyone else is free to post updates on their own chicks as they grow. Of course, photos in this thread are more than welcome! Around 4 weeks ago I hatched my first batch of Silkies from my own flock. Out of 16, I've decided to keep 2 pure whites as grow outs to see how they develop. I had to decide at week 3 due to people wanting to buy them. Let's hope I made a good choice... Chick One: This chick was the first to hatch out of my batch and I was surprised that when it hatched, it was white. All the other whites hatched yellow/orange. My original thoughts was that this little one is a male but now comparing 'him' to the siblings, I'm not sure. (One Day Old) (Four Weeks Old) Chick Two: I hope I have the right first photos but I believe this was the most poofy of all the chicks and still is! I genuinely hope this little one is a female but we will see as it grows. It's a very quiet little chick but is feathering the quickest crest wise and is already beginning to get the start of blue earlobes! (One Day Old) (Four Weeks Old) (Four Weeks & Two Days) Has had a huge crest growth spurt! (Chick One on Right, Chick Two on Left at Four Weeks Old) As always, name suggestions are welcome...and needed! Otherwise they'll end up called something like Dan and Druff Feel free to take a wild guess on the sex. Everyone's guess is a good as mine especially this early! Updates will be posted about them here in the comments every so often.