2 silke girls and one 7wk. old silkie roo *free* Pinckney, MI

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  1. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 1 year old non bearded, white silkie hens to give away. they are sweet girls, very tame and nice. One just hatched her first clutch of eggs in June. I have too many silkies for my coop come winter. I am going to keep 2 or 3 of the new babies, so I need to lighten my silkie load to do so. I won't ship them. I also have one 7 week old blue silkie roo available. I am pretty sure he is a roo, has spur bumps and a bigger comb than the girls. He has not crowed yet though. But, like I said I am pretty sure he is a roo.

    The girls

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    The baby boy
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  2. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for one roo to add to our flock. I'm new to chickens but we have BO's, RIR's, BR's and Isa Browns; 15 total, all pullets and they are 7 weeks old. I'll do some reading on Silkies but do you think they would all get along? Where are you located; we're in White Lake.

    Lisa
     
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I would love to take them but I live in Kansas... We're getting some chicks soon but I never have enough chickens right? Lol
     
  4. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take the girls if you're not in a hurry to get rid of them? We've been wanting some silkies, but were going to wait 'til spring. Yours are already a yr old, so that'd be great! If Lisa doesn't end up taking the roo, I'll take him too! [​IMG]

    My kids will be so excited! [​IMG]

    I'll pm you!
     
  5. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lisa, The main difference is that silkies are bantams. That means that the rooster would end up being smaller than the full sized chickens that you have already. When I first got my silkies I had the two hens and a rooster. I put them in the same coop with my 12 full sized chickens. They did get along, although I never saw the roo mate with the 12. The big gils did boss him around. He just started mating the silkie girls when he was killed by a predator one winter night! I live in Pinckney, not far from you, if your interested we could meet in between (like 23 and 59 or something)

    The two girls have been taken
    (thanks chick a bowmow!)
    -Jennifer
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2008
  6. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I don't want him for mating only crowing [​IMG]
    Since they are all the same age do you think my girls will bully him? Also, what are you asking for him?
     
  7. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they would get used to each other. You can search the ins and outs of introducing a new bird to an existing flock on this site. I don't know how different the procedure would be for babies, it probably won't be hard since they are young. I am just giving him away.
     
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi

    are you by Rose city,

    I'm going up there this Sat,

    would be interested in the girls

    I live in Linden , south of flint
     
  9. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I'm a goof this morning

    your just south of me.

    about 40 min or so
     
  10. smpezzi

    smpezzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent you a PM then read your further down post that the girls were taken already so ignore my pm [​IMG]
     

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