Silkies fully feathered?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sasham, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Sasham

    Sasham Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2014
    How do you know when a silkie bantam is fully feathered? I have 6 babies,2 are just Basic Red egg layers and 4 are silkies, they are all the same age. The Red chicks are fully feathered but I'm having a hard time deciding if the silkies are because they are so fluffy. We have them inside in a brooder and they are really starting to stink the place up, and I can tell they are eager to get more space. Any thoughts? When I turn them upside down and they spread their wings the feather stems are thick, but I can still see some black skin? iDK
  2. Brownie101

    Brownie101 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2014
    My silkies have always feathered out at the same time as all the others so I wouldn't be too worried! you could see skin on my buff hen for her whole life. good luck!

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