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

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    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?


    Thanks!

    ~Mic
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

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

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    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
    CT
     

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