I couldnt say no.

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by robopetz, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    We went to get more chicken food and found out they just got a shipment of 2 day old silkies. Other half says you wanna get one? I'm thinking YES! But at the same time it's like no, that's twice the work, we'll need a bigger house for them blah blah. We only have Pheobie our indoor buff silkie pet. After looking into the brooder and seeing how cute they were I gave in and said ok. So here's our un named white 2 day old silkie. He has red on his head, they said that's how they separated the whites from the crowd.
     

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  2. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    Ok listen carefully, this WORKS!! Feel the top of his head. If you feel a depressed spot, or small crease in his head where a comb would eventually be, it is a roo. If there is a raised spot there, it is a pullet. This can only be done with very, very young silkies, and worked every time I ever tried it on my flockers.

    Now hand the baby here, and step away slowly...
     

  3. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Now you tell me, hahaha jk jk so I'm feeling a small comb for a roo and just a bump if its a pullet?

    I forgot how noisy they can get as chicks lol
     
  4. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    No, a depressed spot, or a inverted creased spot, it is a roo. If it is raised, it is a pullet. Sounds crazy, but it was true for me!! Is this gonna be a rotten housechicken??
     
  5. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    If I felt correctly its depressed, this is right above the eyes? Cause its depressed right above the eyes but go a lil further to the back of the head(still on the top of head though) then there's a bump.
     
  6. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Oh and yes this will be another rotten spoiled house chicken lol help me as I have turned into that crazy chicken person. On top of my 3 button quails, a sun conure, a cockatiel, and a lovebird. Oh and 15 button quail eggs in the bator that my two females had laid. Oh boy!
     
  7. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Yet another house silkie with bling.
     
  8. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Haha yes, I'd have to get a bling'd out ring for this one too!
     
  9. realsis

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    Adorableness! I love them! Silkies are like the cutest! I have two one month old partridge, and one 21/2 month old blue! I am likely gonna get one more! Congratulations! How are they doing? You must be one proud momma! They are too precious! I have silkie fever!! When I was looking for the breed I wanted I saw so many wonderful breeds, then I saw the silkie, it was all over after that!! I'm so in love with the little powder puffs! They are truly beautiful to me!! Have you named them yet? If yes, what are the names? I'm so happy for you! Keep the pictures up! Can't get enough of the pictures! They are beautiful!
     
  10. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    Robopet , you are going to the birds!!! I love the white Silkie! How cute.
     
  11. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    If he had a mohawk, that is the depressed spot. It runs the top of his head from front to back. Maybe about 1/2 inch long. What's his name??
     
  12. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    I too fell in love when I saw this breed. That I decided that this will be my house pet. I've always wanted more but kept telling myself one I'd enough. Then I saw this 2 day old one and couldn't resist. Plus I wanted a white! Lol he's doing great already attached and fallows me like I'm his mama.

    I am! It's not even funny, they take up all my time. But it keeps me sane, so it's all good. Hahaha

    Ok, it seems I may have a roo then? We'll just have to see. Thank you so much, I just have to hope I get a quiet roo if he a loud crow'er then I'm afraid my neighbors might not be happy as he'll be indoors. I have people living under me. But at the same time hmmm.... What if my Pheobie will have fertile eggs with this one and more silkies, YAY!!! Lol I wonder what a white roo and a buff hen babies will look like?
     
  13. 7chicks

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    Darn it robopetz!!! Quit making me want a silkie!!! I am done at the nine mix of girls I already have! :p
     
  14. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Gonna have to change your name to "2many"chicks. Or 9 chicks I suppose. Lol
     
  15. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    Nope, the name is:

    7chicks
    iswhatIstartedwithbuthenIsawtheseandhadtohavethemand2likethose!

    AndthenonewasaroosoIkepthimandguesswhathewasdoingnowIhave

    7chicks
    inthebrooderthatshouldhatchbuttherearemorethatwillgointheincylater

    :D

    Step away from the wine fuzz...
     
  16. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Y'all are too funny!

    So what's one more? Haha jk jk
     
  17. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Fuzz it's good to see that's what goes through your brain cause that's what goes on in my brain too! Just like that.
     
  18. profwirick

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    oh no, Honey! You DO want a Silkie. I know you do.
    Mama Rosa laid me an egg this morning. First since her brood came with her here at Thanksgiving.

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    shown here with an ordinary old bought one...
     
  19. robopetz

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    Congrats on your egg!

    Lil chick is 8 days old today, here Is Pip. Yes, we finally found a name for him/her.. Pip. They grow so fast. Already has wing and feet feathers showing. This pic was taken seconds ago, just chillin in my palm so quiet and calm. Such a good chick!
     

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  20. Energyvet

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    This would be an excellent ID photo. Nice pic of little Pip.