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HI from N FL. We are very new to chickens. We don't even have any yet!! We have a few things around the yard not being used and I deeply want chkn's for the eggs. They may even turn into pet's haha. I am currently getting as much information as my head can hold. We have come to wanting silkies very badly since we have small kids (2&4y) and hear they are best for the although the smaller eggs. We have an old tin shed and 2 connected dog kennels that we want to turn into the coop and run. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated and TIA.
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. We have a lot of members from Florida including NorthFlChick who posts regularly on this section. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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:welcome  glad you have joined us.

 

Good luck with your new adventure.

 

In addition to the Learning Center, you should visit the coops and runs forums for help in designing their home.

 

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Chickens are wonderful pets and will be fun for you as well as your children.

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Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #4 of 8

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Hi and welcome to BYC. If you want eggs almost all year round then a commercial breed may suit you and just have some silkies for fun.

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Silkies are not  great layers,   they are generally great broodies.  Which means they like to sit on eggs, hatch them out and raise the babies.  However, you will need a rooster in order to have fertile eggs.    Silkies are generally docile and a big favorite with kids.

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TY everyone for the welcome and advice. I am aware of the broodiness in them and me and my family have decided to raise and sell them. And we will be making more room for good egg layers also. Does anyone know where a good breeder/seller of silkies in the n jax area?!
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