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  1. Momplus1

    Bearded Silkie Pullet Color Question

    Is this pullet considered "white" or "cream" or what? She has a teeny tiny patch (consists of 1 feather) of gray. Does that change what color she's called? My daughter and I love this sweet tiny pullet. Hard to believe that at not even 2 lbs, she's at the top of the pecking order in a flock...
  2. L

    New homes needed for two chickens - East London, South Africa

    Good day. I have the following two chickens that are looking for loving homes.... 1.) Sold to me as a PEKIN pullet. Grew into a Pekin sized hen that lays Pekin eggs but she has no feathers on her head and top part of neck. Also she is lacking feathers on her legs. She has wry tail and she is a...
  3. Pigglebottoms

    Chickens, What's Not To Love!

    UPDATED TO ADD PICS Hi Everyone! Thank you for accepting me as a member of BYC! I never thought I would enjoy chickens so much. Honestly, the chickens were my husband's idea originally, I wanted the ducks 🤦We got a few ducks and chickens back in September 2019 just before moving to Eastern...
  4. D

    Are breeders honest with what they sell ?

    Last year I bought some silkie hatching eggs from a breeder but the birds that hatch from them were not the same quality that I saw in the photos on his website. The eggs were quite expensive (over 100$ for 20) so I was expecting some better results so I ended up selling all the chickens except...
  5. D

    Wry tail rooster getting bullied

    Hey everyone, so i decided to hatch out new chicks to add to my flock. I have 2 polish hens and i wanted a silkie. I got 10 eggs and hatched them out about a year ago. Only two of them hatched though. And sadly one passed at 5 months. Ive thought that they are a bit different since they hatched...
  6. SavvySilkieMom

    Anyway to harden the stool of my chickens? Recommended probiotics?

    Hi there friends, So I am in need of a recommendation for probiotics for my chickens. I am trying to harden their stools. They are not diarrhea per say, but are mostly very very soft and messy. I know that the strain Bacillus subtilis is extremely helpful in hardening stool especially diarrhea...
  7. Maggie1030

    Silkie Roosters and Showgirl Hen and Cochin Hen In New Jersey Free to Good Home

    I have 2 Silkie Roosters and a Showgirl Hen and Cochin Hen Free to a Good Home. We live northern New Jersey in Township of Washington, NJ 07676 in Bergen County. I hatched these eggs for my childrens class and they have been our pets at home for the last 2 years. My town ordinance does not...
  8. Maggie1030

    Silkie Roosters and Showgirl Hens New Jersey Free to Good Home!

    I have 2 Silkie Roosters and 2 Showgirl Hens free to good home. We are in northern New Jersey In Township of Washington, NJ bergen county. Hatched these eggs for my childrens school and they have been our pets for the last 2 years. My town ordinance doesnt't allow chickens or roosters. I...
  9. harice4806

    Thank you everyone who offered help

    Over the last few weeks/months I've been desperate to get a gender on my silkie chick. Got into the 5 month mark with no indications. Lots of you guessed cockerel but weren't sure as it's hard to do with silkies. Well...today I watched HIM crow. You all were right even if it was a guess. I'm...
  10. SavvySilkieMom

    Poop on feet! :( What will help?

    Hello there :) I am a mother of 2 Emotional support House Silkies. They are 1 month and the other is 1 month & 2 weeks old. I have them on Newspaper right now and ofcourse as chickens do they poop and step in it a lot. I love holding them but I have to shower right after everytime. :confused: I...
  11. L

    Sour crop, aspiration, gasping...

    My year old silkie Pepper has sour crop for the 3rd time. Today is day 4 but only 18hrs on Nilstat. This morning she aspirated some of the sour liquid that she purged as I picked her up. She's gasping and occasionally coughing/sneezing. I know how bad aspiration can be but is there any hope...
  12. parrotlady66

    Silkie Chick not able to walk

    Hello All, we have two baby Silkies in our home they were born early October, and as far as I can tell both are girls, my orange colored one she moves around very easy walks with no problems and gets around , the other Silkie she just literally kind of lays or squats there her leg /feet are...
  13. Clappmeg

    (another) silkie gender Cmb, silkie, gender, rooster,

    Hi all, So I'm going to post a few pics of my two 7.5 week old silkie chicks and I would love for you to give me your thoughts on the partridge chick! I KNOW the white chick is a roo. He's had a comb and wattles since just a few weeks old. While mama is a show quality hen (blue ribbon winner...
  14. SoftSilkie

    Non-Emergent: Cockeral Wheezes after Crowing

    I feel sort of guilty posting this when others have much more urgent problems, but I'll do it anyway. My eight month old silkie rooster, Peter, wheezes after he crows. I'm not sure, but I think this is new. I noticed it yesterday morning, because he crowed several times. He crows, then sharply...
  15. Simimaus

    Hatching refrigerated eggs

    Hello, Im new to chickens . Since last spring I have 2 Easter eggerrs, one silver laced Wyandotte and one Australorp, one Silkie hen and 2 Silkie roosters. A couple weeks before Christmas my Silkie girl went brooody. The only eggs I had from her were in fridge. I got them out ( 7 eggs) and...
  16. MokiYoki

    Cutiepie Chicken Breed project.

    *Im thinking to call the breed "Cutiepie" but let me know if you have a good name for them* Ive been working on my project breed for one year now, since its the start of a new year I thought Id detail my flock, my breedings, and plans for upcoming year. Im very excited about my F1s and the up...
  17. Love my chickens 25

    Silkie rooster

    I have a Partridge silkie rooster for sale. Asking $5. He is gorgeous but I will not lie is mean. He has produced beautiful chicks. Colors I get from him Buff, White, Blue, Black, Partridge. He loves his girls and is very protective over them. For breeding pets and some of his breedings have...
  18. electrycmonk

    Brooding age?

    Is there a generalized age different breeds will start to show "Broodiness?" Yes, I have another new experience to add to my 1st year with a flock..... One of our young Silkie's is showing the 'nesting' behavior over the last 3 days now. She was also keeping two eggs very warm as well till I...
  19. Sexing Silkies

    Sexing Silkies

    Hi everybody! When I first got my silkie chicks I searched for everything about them, especially about sexing them, as I had heard that silkies are very hard to sex. Surprisingly, once I tried it, it didn't seem that hard. Searching around, I found that there are no articles on how to sex...
  20. L

    Two Silkies and their Chicks

    Hi all, Two of my silkies have hatched some chicks just a couple of days apart, Silkie 1 (Kylo Hen) hatched 4 chicks on Christmas day, and Silkie 2 (Chewie) hatched 11 (!!!) a couple of days later. I brough both hens and all chicks into the house as it is winter and I was worried they'd be too...
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