Silky not sure if shes the size for her age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JustinaMarie, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. JustinaMarie

    JustinaMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Black silky and she was hatched August 7th. How big should they be at almost 5 months? I am gonna get a picture tomorrow but i raised other silky s and I feel like they were bigger then what this one is when they were 5 months. I have a blue bantam Cochin that was hatched same day as the silky and shes a lot bigger then my silky.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Silkies seem to really vary in size, even ones from the same lines/hatch. Besides being small, s/he act and look normal otherwise? Do you know anything about her lines, the size of her parents? You could try posting about her, or pics of her on one of the silkie threads on the Breeds board and see what the silkie experts think of her.
     
  3. JustinaMarie

    JustinaMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks healthy to me and i'm not sure I think its a hen and i got her from some guy that i think got them from a hatchery. And il do that I wasn't sure where to put this at.

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  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Some time birds develop at different rates
     

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