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The most important thing to learn about silkies is that they are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age.  Sometimes not till they crow or lay an egg.  If you absolutely cannot have roosters,  please buy  pullets at point of lay, or  laying hens.  Silkies are very popular and rightly so.  Most hens make good broodies and people often buy them just for that reason. They aren't the greatest layers, and  since they go broody often,  they aren't laying during those periods either.  If that doesn't deter you by all means get some.

 

There is also another variety of silkie called  "Showgirls,"   the name refers to males as well as pullets.   They began as silkie crosses to turkens. They have the silkie personality, features etc. but,  either a naked neck  or a bow tie  naked neck.   You may want to check them out at  "Showgirls thread."   There are also several "Silkie" threads to check out.

 

Welcome to Backyard chickens.  Silkies also make great house chickens.

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post #12 of 15

Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! :cool:

Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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post #13 of 15

Hello frow.gif and 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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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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