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My boyfriend came home and surprised me with two Lavender Silkies and I couldn't be more excited! I have never raised chickens before, although, my boyfriend has. We are starting with quail and the two silkies.

Looking forward to learning about these fuzzy little loves :love

 

 

Loving them some fuzzy slippers while I work....

 

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Congratulations, and welcome to BYC.  Are you providing them with a heat source?

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Yes, in their brooder box we built, there is a heat light. 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - great pics!

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Silkie chicks are  cute as the dickens.  But very hard to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs.

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