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Brand new to raising chickens / interested in breeding in the future

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Hello you can call me Mic (pronounced Mick, that's just how everyone spells it), and I'm clearly new to raising chickens..

 

 

I have 2 straight run silkies (coop ready), but I'm pretty sure one is a male. Just got them today and need some advice. I heard some on bathing them with Dawn dish soap and drying with a hair dryer, but I'd like a little more info, not just bathing, but for raising and caring for them.

 

I'd also like some advice for egg layers because we're getting 4 of them in the near future.

 

 

After I learned more about silkies, I am highly interested in breeding, so advice for breeding as well?

 

 

Thanks!

 

~Mic 

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Hi Mic and welcome to BYC. 

 

I'd suggest that you re-post your question on the forum "Raising baby chicks". There should be no need to bathe chicks at all.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread  will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.
 
 
The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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