When Silkies Hatch are they????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rufflemyfeathers, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When Silkies hatch are they smaller than the normal chicks that hatch as there eggs are so much smaller?? I am just wondering..as mine are due 13th.
     
  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes silkie chicks will be smaller when they hatch than standard sized birds are. Bantam chicks are always much smaller than full sized chicks. I wish you luck in your incubating silkie eggs. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are bantams, so they are about the size of bantam chicks (smaller than standard size chicks). Is this your first time hatching? Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    A banty silky chick would be around 3/4oz around birth maybe a little less.THe last bantam chick i remember that i put on the scale was a puny 21gram. Figure egg weight minus 15-20% as the chick weight.
     
  5. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all and this is not my first time hatching eggs just my first time hatching silkies. All my chicks in my coop I hatched outside of the 2 Royal Palm Turkeys that purchased at 4 months old.
     

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