Three week old Silkie question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickengirl47, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

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    How can you tell if a three-week old non-bearded Silkie is a pullet or cockerel??
     
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  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that was helpful. I guess I have three cockerels, and five pullets. Thank you very much!
     
  4. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and when do silkies lay? Is it bad for them to hatch their first few eggs? This is my first time with silkies, sorry so many questions.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

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    You are welcome!

    Silkies can lay at 6-8 months (yes they are slow!). I have read that it is best for a pullet not to hatch out her first eggs- to wait until a bit older. But I haven't done it and can't say from experience. I have only bought eggs for hatching LOL.
     
  6. Chickengirl47

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    Thank you very much! :)
     

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