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what age do these Silkie chickens look like?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrViskers, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought these from the market and the seller told me they were 5 months old and should start laying in a few weeks but they seem to small and are still chirping i think they are bantam but even if they were they are still small my 7 week old EE chicks are almost the same size as them

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  2. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, silkies are bantam. They look pretty grown to me, but if they're still chirping they may be a bit younger . . . more like four months or so . . . do their chirps sound kind of hoarse, like they're changing?
     
  3. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ICallMyselfCherie' :

    Well, silkies are bantam. They look pretty grown to me, but if they're still chirping they may be a bit younger . . . more like four months or so . . . do their chirps sound kind of hoarse, like they're changing?

    It sounds a bit off and a bit rough compared to my 7 week old EE chicks also they are really light weight my guess is 400-500 grams.​
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they look about five months old [​IMG]
     
  5. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes silkies awhile longer to mature than other breeds. Should start laying around 8 to 9 months though. Very pretty birds you have [​IMG]
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    riane'smimi :

    It takes silkies awhile longer to mature than other breeds. Should start laying around 8 to 9 months though. Very pretty birds you have [​IMG]

    my partridge silkie started around 5 1/2 months. then again, she was a hatchery silkie [​IMG] my breeder silkie was 6-7 months​
     
  7. SilkieAddicts

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    I have silkies and those do not look 5 months old to me. Maybe 3 months or so.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    To me I'd venture a guess that they look more like three and a half, or four months old. [​IMG] But I'm guessing.

    Silkies can take a long time to lay. I have waited seven months.

    Edited- I agree with silkieaddicts...I had typed three to four months and then lost my nerve - put three and a half.
     
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  9. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my partridge silkie started around 5 1/2 months. then again, she was a hatchery silkie [​IMG] my breeder silkie was 6-7 months

    Mine on average start around 8 months. I have two out there that are alittle over 9 months old and still waiting on my first egg from them .I wish they would start laying here sooner LOL .
     
  10. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 .
     

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