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CR:  I coud not "quote" your comment - but YOU DON'T LIKE BBQ!!!!ep.gifAre you human?  LOL. We have a Traeger and I cook on it as much as possible during the summer. Absolutely love it.

 

Okay, no BBQ for you.  what else could I feed you to lure you away from the birds?..."look away from the birds"...."move away from the birds".

 

ROTFL Teresa! You're making some of the rest of us want to come over and eat at your place though! droolin.gif

 

Make him a big ol' banana pie. We know he likes those!

Chicken Math = Exponential Poultry Growth

Chicken Math = Exponential Poultry Growth

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I've actually been looking into getting that system too! Let us know how it goes, I think it's much better than hauling water and cleaning shavings out of water's!!

I love my nipple waterers! Mine are drilled into a small bucket and my girls love it. So much easier to keep water clean and fresh.

Chicken Math = Exponential Poultry Growth

Chicken Math = Exponential Poultry Growth

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So here are my 4 Seramas from Laura of Castle Delight Seramas.  Hope you guys aren't too bored with my sharing.  I can't wait to see how they feather out, and how many boys or girls I have!

Bored? No way! These are incredibly cute little wee babies! love.gif

That's a bummer that they had such a low hatch rate, but these four are beyond adorable. Enjoy them!


Thanks FRF - We're sure enjoying them.  Although every day also reminds me just how messy chicks in the house are and what a relief it can be to finally get them outside!!!  My biggest challenge in the next week or so will be finding someone to build my coop and run.  I'm thinking I may need a grow out coop and then just for leave silkies I'm keeping in it.  Unfortunately my actor buddy told me it's a little beyond his skill level.  I have the plans for a coop that I think would be perfect for them since it's lower to the ground and has a short ramp.  Then the Seramas could summer in it too.  I'm envisioning a taller covered run around it.  I thought it was pretty cute though!

 

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1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

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FRF and KMHunter - I'll try to get some individual silkie pics up today.  I know KM has some due to hatch in the next week or so.  They are cutie pies!  Keep fingers crossed for lots of girls!  Should also try to take pics of the giant blue English Orp babies.  There's no way I can tell the difference between them right now.
 

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

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Oh covington is close by! I live off of benson, close to the fred meyer off benson and carr rd! I actually just added more chicks...ive got to stop haha. Where in covington do you live?

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Just stopping in to say "Hi".  I'm way behind on reading posts, so I'm just going to jump back in right here.  Our 5-week-old chicks are doing great.  My EE dug a hole in ground of my greenhouse today and began to dust bathe.  I've read about it on this site - but reading about it isn't the same as seeing it.  That's certainly strange looking.

 

Today we installed a gravity-based nipple water system in the garage pen.  I haven't actually seen them drink from it.  I'm hoping they'll learn how.  We tried to show them what to do.  I'm not exactly sure how to know if they've got the idea down or not without sitting in the garage watching them until I see each of them drink.  Any suggestions?


I've actually been looking into getting that system too! Let us know how it goes, I think it's much better than hauling water and cleaning shavings out of water's!! Glad they're doing well!

Glad your back!

Just switched mine to nipple waterers yesterday. I left the other water in for the day yesterday and pulled it last night so they would be thirsty this morning. I showed them this morning and after 1 got it they all followed suit. Pretty easy. And I agree that not having to clean poop and gunk out of the waterers all the time will be fantastic. celebrate.gif

1 very patient DH, 2 DS, 2 cats, 2 EE's,11 Faverolles, 1 Black Sexlink & 22 Silkies.

 And I'm 100% in love with all of them!

 

Member:

American Silkie Bantam Club

Washington Feather Fanciers

PNPA

1 very patient DH, 2 DS, 2 cats, 2 EE's,11 Faverolles, 1 Black Sexlink & 22 Silkies.

 And I'm 100% in love with all of them!

 

Member:

American Silkie Bantam Club

Washington Feather Fanciers

PNPA

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Just stopping in to say "Hi".  I'm way behind on reading posts, so I'm just going to jump back in right here.  Our 5-week-old chicks are doing great.  My EE dug a hole in ground of my greenhouse today and began to dust bathe.  I've read about it on this site - but reading about it isn't the same as seeing it.  That's certainly strange looking.

 

Today we installed a gravity-based nipple water system in the garage pen.  I haven't actually seen them drink from it.  I'm hoping they'll learn how.  We tried to show them what to do.  I'm not exactly sure how to know if they've got the idea down or not without sitting in the garage watching them until I see each of them drink.  Any suggestions?


I've actually been looking into getting that system too! Let us know how it goes, I think it's much better than hauling water and cleaning shavings out of water's!! Glad they're doing well!

Glad your back!

Just switched mine to nipple waterers yesterday. I left the other water in for the day yesterday and pulled it last night so they would be thirsty this morning. I showed them this morning and after 1 got it they all followed suit. Pretty easy. And I agree that not having to clean poop and gunk out of the waterers all the time will be fantastic. celebrate.gif


That's encouraging to hear.  I've seen a 5 gallon bucket with a lid that has water nipples underneath that can either be hung or wall mounted that I'd like to switch over to.  Cleaning out the waterer has gotten SO tiresome. 

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

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CR:  I coud not "quote" your comment - but YOU DON'T LIKE BBQ!!!!ep.gifAre you human?  LOL. We have a Traeger and I cook on it as much as possible during the summer. Absolutely love it.

 

Okay, no BBQ for you.  what else could I feed you to lure you away from the birds?..."look away from the birds"...."move away from the birds".

 

FireWifeJess:  Talk to VF. He tells me he loves building coops.

 

Sun:  Post photos of your EE and the pros on here should be able to help you. I just don't know EEs well (at all) and I may lead you astray. Sorry.

Sunbug- just make sure you get good photos of their combs. Side by side would be really great! If I could get ahold of Illia then we would really have an expert to tell you what they are!

Illia looked at them already, lol said Hope the white one is for sure a pullet but not sure on Flash. lol Flash is confuzzleing everyone ROFL!

Chickens chillin at our house...a Black Astrolorp, a Wyandotte, Easter Egger, 4 Buff Orpingtons, a Blue Cochin Bantam, a White Silkie Bantam, and two EE Bantams

Chickens chillin at our house...a Black Astrolorp, a Wyandotte, Easter Egger, 4 Buff Orpingtons, a Blue Cochin Bantam, a White Silkie Bantam, and two EE Bantams

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wee.gif  yea!!!!      great job CL!!

 

Don't for get -- noon-ish .. Yakima Airport .. bring birds :)


Gotcha!!  I'm leaving early!!  LOL!

celebrate.gifwee.gifyippiechickie.gif YAY!! Ha Ha! The kids are super excited!! And sooo am I.. lol Thank you to BOTH of you!

Chickens chillin at our house...a Black Astrolorp, a Wyandotte, Easter Egger, 4 Buff Orpingtons, a Blue Cochin Bantam, a White Silkie Bantam, and two EE Bantams

Chickens chillin at our house...a Black Astrolorp, a Wyandotte, Easter Egger, 4 Buff Orpingtons, a Blue Cochin Bantam, a White Silkie Bantam, and two EE Bantams

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Just had the Silkie babies out for photos.  Not happy having their pictures taken.  They would much prefer to be cuddled. 

I am confused about their colors.  Two eggs were marked "PA" which I thought Karen had told me was paint.  I know paint does not breed true, so I have no idea how these will turn out!  Pretty sure they won't look paint though.  So one of the paints looks black and I may even have the black and paint confused.  I was trying hard to keep them all straight as they hatched, making notes, but when they dried they looked different!  The egg marked blue/splash I'm sure who hatched out of there, but this baby looks a lot bluer than splash.  So may turn out blue, maybe splash on a blue background?  Who knows?  I guess the fun will be the journey of discovery.  I love them all.

 

So here they are!  I believe this is one from a mystery "PA" egg.  Love the attitude!  And great leg feathering!

PA Silkie.jpg

 

This is the other "PA" chick.  If I had to make an uneducated guess, it looks more partridge to me.

Stripey PA silkie.jpg
 

Here's my blue splash baby (maybe vaulted skull) - who had to work VERY hard to get out of her shell.  She's valiant!  (and she had just stepped in poo - sorry!)

Blue Splash Silkie.jpg

 

Pretty sure this is my vaulted skull black baby

Vaulted skull black Silkie.jpg

 

Definitely the vaulted skull Lavender baby

Vaulted skull Lavender Silkie.jpg

 

And lastly, my beautiful porcelain sweetie.  love.gif

Porcelain Silkie.jpg

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

1 LS, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Ameraucanas, 1  Marans/LS X, 1 Salmon Faverolles, 1 BCM, and 1 Araucana, 1 Ameraucana/Marans X. 2 blue Imported English Orpingtons.  3 silkies in the VF bantam coop. Wife of one tolerant DH, Mom to Lily - a wonderful WSU college junior, Pomeranian Dasher, two cats, Ali and Dorian, and one Cockatiel. 

RIP Sweet Gryffin - our perfect Golden boy.

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