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Week Old Silkie Chick Size

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SCMAC, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. SCMAC

    SCMAC Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to the to raising chicks thing but I am a little worried about the size of my Silkies. They are the same age and received them from McMurray but their size is way different I have posted a picture of the black and the white to let you see what I'm talking about.

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    Maybe I'm just worried since I lost the complete first order on arrival this is my second and I have thirteen left the others out 27 were DOA at the PO. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Herechickychick

    Herechickychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have never owned silkies before but I wouldnt worry because some will eventually turn out to be huge rosters and some will eventually be tiny hens, unless of course you ordered all hens, then i might be worried. But I doubt its a "problem."[​IMG]

    By the way, what does DOA stand for, I know it means dead but....
     
  3. SCMAC

    SCMAC Out Of The Brooder

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    D=Dead O=On A=Arrival term we use in the medical field a lot. Thanks it just had me worried.
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a weekold silkie my hen incubated which is about the same size as the black one.. so id say its normal. cause i was worrying too.
    eiter we've got two runts, or its normal. ha
     
  5. SCMAC

    SCMAC Out Of The Brooder

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    All five of my black silkies are the same size and the whites are the same size. After thinking about it I think my whites area a little older than the rest.
     

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