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silkies size?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Justino, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    how big are silkies compared to say barred rocks? mine are very very small chicks....i hope they get at least as big as my barred rocks!
    EDIT: Pics of silkies next to other chickens would really help me out here!
     
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  2. ChickenSquat

    ChickenSquat In the Brooder

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    Silkies are a bantam, only weigh 22 to28 oz. when grown
     
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  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:sooo....how big is that LOL wats the average weigh?
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Are you talking about standard or bantam BRs? Most silkies will be at least the size of bantam BRs, but not as big as the standards.
     
  5. ChickenSquat

    ChickenSquat In the Brooder

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    not even 2 pounds when grown
     
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:so thats like....half the size of a standard? im not talking weight, but size
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
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    my silks are so small i can pick them up and they splay all over my hand with their little winged feets and wings out and it feels like a glove!

    GOOD FOR THEM RUTHLESS WINTER DAYS!
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Here's a buff pullet next to a young pair of standard dominiques.

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    2 pullets next to a bantam polish hen

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    2 grey pullets with pigeons

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  9. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

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    Central Florida
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHH Lilpeeps! You have a Capuchine pigeon! [​IMG] So beautiful... I am considering getting some.

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    I love mine, he's a little skiddish, but I'm working on it [​IMG]
    Thanks for the compliment!
     

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