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Silky Baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peeps7, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have a silky baby that was just hatched early today or yesterday and it has very unusual colors. It has a tan body with brown and black spots. Does anybody know what it'll look like when it's grown?[​IMG]
     
  2. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

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    Jul 20, 2007
    Eastford,Ct
    Partridge?[​IMG]
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I'm kinda new to chickens but still I haven't seen a baby quite like this one.
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Looks kinda like this?
    This is a Partridge Silkie chick.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Kinda but it has a lighter body (dark spots) and no yellow. [​IMG]
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Yup I would say partridge then.
    Go HERE to see what it'll look as an adult. [​IMG]
     
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Don't care if this chick is a rooster or a hen. I have a white silky hen that would just make perfect chicks if my baby is a roo. Then again a good hen makes good chicks.
     
  8. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I don't have any chick food right now but I do have cracked corn. It is late so I was wondering if there was something I could mix up for the baby to eat, until tomorrow.
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Don't feed just hatched chicks cracked corn. (no chicken should just be fed straight cracked corn either...it has little nutritional value) It is too hard on their system. Just pick up some starter in the morning and make sure it has water. A newly hatched chick can survive off the egg yolk for 72 hours, but buy food asap regardless.
     
  10. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    what else should I feed the chickens?
     

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