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I am a first time chicken Mama. Raising silkies and buffs. Had them at 2 week old and now the are 4 months old living in their new coops. I want to add to my flock... thinking of getting guinea hens. I love in South NJ.dies anyone know where I can buy ? Going to let them free range. Any suggestions where to buy?
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welcome to BYC! :welcome:welcome

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #3 of 9
Silkies don't do well free ranging. With their crests and beards obscuring their vision - they are sitting ducks for predators. Also they don't fly.

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post #4 of 9

Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Sounds like you have a wonderful flock! 

 

Good luck with them and we do welcome you to our roost! :-)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #5 of 9

Welcome to poultry central!  A veritable storehouse of info!  Whether in the Learning Center or forums, you will find everything you need to know...

Look on craigslist for guineas, or for poultry swaps in your area, but be warned, free range guineas tend to roost in trees instead of coming in at night.  And they are loud!  If those 2 things aren't going to worry you, then go for it!

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Thanks for the great welcome!! I love this site... just what I was looking for. By the way my silkies do not free graze. Looking for guineas for that purpose. Good for keeping down tick population. We are moving to 11 acre's of land.
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Welcome to BYC :frow  You may find some guineas for sale here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/34/other-poultry-birds-hatching-eggs

 

Enjoy the site!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Welcome to BYC!

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

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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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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