Silkies growing small

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steven91, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. steven91

    steven91 Chirping

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    Hi. My silkies are 9 weeks and they are growing small. They are healthy and active, but growing small. I was feeding 18% protein and now they're on 20% protein. Any suggestions? Thanks 20180313_151623.jpg
     
  2. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    silkies are bantams....and chicks do not get full grown as soon as they get their feathers.
     
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  3. steven91

    steven91 Chirping

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    I have seen other silkie chicks same age as mine, but way bigger. Should I be worried? Thanks for reply
     
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    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    They look fine to me, maybe some more protein?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Maybe the others you have seen are oversize. Silkies are meant to be bantams. In other countries they generally have just large fowl silkies. I've never seen them personally so don't know just How large.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Look good to me
     
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  7. steven91

    steven91 Chirping

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    Thank you guys. I was just worrid that I am doing something wrong
     
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