Brand new to raising chickens / interested in breeding in the future

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HiItsMeeee, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. HiItsMeeee

    HiItsMeeee New Egg

    Mar 13, 2016
    Hello you can call me Mic (pronounced Mick, that's just how everyone spells it), and I'm clearly new to raising chickens..

    I have 2 straight run silkies (coop ready), but I'm pretty sure one is a male. Just got them today and need some advice. I heard some on bathing them with Dawn dish soap and drying with a hair dryer, but I'd like a little more info, not just bathing, but for raising and caring for them.

    I'd also like some advice for egg layers because we're getting 4 of them in the near future.

    After I learned more about silkies, I am highly interested in breeding, so advice for breeding as well?


  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Mic and welcome to BYC.

    I'd suggest that you re-post your question on the forum "Raising baby chicks". There should be no need to bathe chicks at all.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken.

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best

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