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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sayrd, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Sayrd

    Sayrd New Egg

    Feb 2, 2016
    Hello everyone!
    I am preparing to ready my backyard for the purchase of 3-5 silkie hens this spring. Due to city regulations in Winston-Salem, NC I am limited to the the amount of chickens and only hens. Does anyone have recommendations for personal successful DIY pojects relating to auto feeders/waterers and heat source ideas for inside the coop. I am also looking for a reputable breeder in the area that would have 3-4 silkie hens available (no preferred color). Thank you in advance for the help and glad to be a part of this great website.
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC and good luck with finding your silkies.I understand that they are little more difficult than other chickens to sex at an early age so do bear that in mind when choosing your flock (since roos are a no-no).

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. Since you can only have females, I would advise you to either buy laying hens or pullets at point of lay. I don't know if hatcheries or feed stores sell them at that age. They would be more costly than chicks but, you wouldn't have to worry about rehoming males.
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. X2 on drumstick diva.

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