In the Brooder
- Oct 15, 2012
Hi! I am looking for opinions more knowledgeable than mine on my new silkie chicks. I have had silkies since I was a child, but only ever black or white. I ordered some fertile eggs for my hens recently and on Wednesday/Thursday I was delighted with four hatchings, all yellow with black markings. I thought we were done but on Friday night I candled the remaining eggs and one was cheeping. On Saturday we had one more arrival - possibly a buff? I will attach some photos of the five chicks and I would be very grateful for any advice as to what colours we might end up with. (I think photos 1 and 2 are of different chicks, but there are two that are very similar, and as I am plucking them out from under mother hen, I'm not 100% sure that they're not the same chicken. But as they're so similar they'll probably end up similar as big chickens anyway). Thanks in advance for any help!