Originally Posted by LV Chicks
Yayyyy!!! So glad this thread was started!!! We have wanted chickens for so long and are now actually putting hammer to nail building our coop and hoping for chicks by the end of the month.
Every web search I did offered lots of N. NV fanciers but no Southern. So glad there's a community!
We are currently in search of three or four Serama or Silkie (or Sizzle) pullets though there is a good bit of debate as my husband wants Seramas and I want Silkies/Sizzles, especially as a friend is beginning her search at the same time for a 'house Silkie'. If anyone knows of a good place to find either, please let me know.
Too, I know, a while back, there was a tour of coops here a while back (as per a Centennial Voice mag some time ago). Does anyone know if there's a plan to repeat that event?
P.S. - Vegas Chick, Terribly sorry if I came too close to your tag name. I'm now realizing ones that I should have used instead....
.... desperately wanting to change username now.... Blehhh
Yay! So glad to have you join us! We are doing our best to build up our community but our thread is still fairly new. Let me know what part of town youre in so I can add you to the first post.
I know of a few folks who have a silkie (evonne, Holly31) but am not sure where around town you can get one. Maybe you could pm them and find out where they got theirs. As mentioned by Max, some of the feedstores have carried different bantam breeds in the past but I think that Jones Feed and V&V are the only ones offering chicks at the moment. I did find an ad on craigslist offering a serama roo and they mention they have hens and chicks but only the roos are available now. It sounds like someone local you could contact for obtaining seramas in the future....!!! Tell them about BYC and our LVNV thread, let them know that we could send business their way! Here's the link. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/grd/3101195878.html
Hope that works! If not here is an excerpt of the ad...
"I have too many roosters, no pullets/hens available at this time, only roosters of excellent type for $25.00. They have the upright stance, yellow legs and red ear lobes that is required in the standard. The parent birds are from show quality stock, I paid $50.00 for the roosters and $75.00 for the hens. Email or call home phone, no text 702-647-2812, if no answer, please leave message."
One of our other posters informed us a while back that the woman in charge of the coop tour wasn't planning to do that this year. Hopefully she'll do it again in the future. I know a few who participated and had a good time.
Not to worry! You're tag name is completely fine! It just goes to show that great minds think kinda alike. It doesn't even seem the same to me. I come from a family of 11 kids and all of our names start with the same letter. To truly define ourselves we use numbers cause all of our initials are basically the same. Really! So honestly....there is NO problem with your tag name! If you still REALLY wanna change it you can ask a moderator I think.
I had a hen die yesterday. I noticed that she was sleeping on the roost against the wall and thought that was odd. Just 2 hours later I found her dead in a nest box. She was egg bound. She was one of the first I hatched out. RIP Honey!