Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    If you don't want to hatch eggs I wouldn't go silkies (unless you love the look). Ours spends far more time broody than she does laying so we are constantly having to get her unbroody which means no eggs. Think we got two eggs between this bout of broodiness and the last.

    I love all the exotic breeds but am seriously thinking about going for something with the broodiness bred out mostly. We have been averaging 2 eggs a day with 7 chooks because half of them are always broody.

    So I guess what I'm trying to say is decide what your priority is. If its pets and friendliness go with something a bit more interesting. If its soley egg production stick with the tried and true but more common breeds.
     
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  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Another thing to keep in mind, silkies don't fly and are not capable of getting up to high perches. Lots of ladders or low perches.
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Fancychooklady, you could be my new best friend lols! I am learning as I go along and you have a wealth of knowledge!
    As I mentioned, Cilla went broody and I didn't fancy the available options of breaking that broodiness so I drove out to a lady who was selling fertile Bantam Silkie eggs and bought 5!
    I wish I had more time and didn't live in suburbia because I love spending time with my girls and would love to have more. Showing was not a consideration.
    I have to admit, the rate they are growing, I did check back on her advert that she said 'Bantam" .. ah well, they are what they are and I adore them! :)
     
  4. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AUSTRALORPS! Quiet, good layers and mine are more like dogs haha LOVE a cuddle and purebreeds should lay most their life!

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    Wilma and I - my Australorp [​IMG]

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  5. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS: Thanx so much for the advise guys with worming! I got two the one starting with P lol and the one in a green bottle with a pic of a chicken, that was all they had but ill alternate between the two.

    xx
     
  6. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Cute pics Sid. Exciting news. My avatar pic has been selected for the 2014 calendar . Wait till I tell my daughter. Got visitors from WA dropping in. Got get ready.
     
  7. TheChookPatch

    TheChookPatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks satay, they were very sweet birds, I have some ducks lined up for the end of the season, fingers crossed :)
    Two fluffy golden pheasant babies so far and one pipping :)
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  8. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    :love
     
  9. Millsy

    Millsy Out Of The Brooder

    Quick question guys thanks in advance. Can u have a mixed flock, I would like the eggs from a common mix breed chicken but would also like a few silkies as well
     
  10. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    My silkies get on quite well with everyone else. In fact I have a silkie that thinks she is a Wyandotte. :lau
     

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