CHICKEN BREED DISCUSSION THREAD!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicken Egg 17, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I went into lockdown today I can't wait I have been looking for silkies also so I can't wait to get there breeding pen built and get them in there I am thinking of getting them from east gate feed and grain here once they start selling chicks but I will take them from anyone else who has maybe like a good breeding pair or even chicks and I would like them to be white black or blue but I will also take the splash ones they have to be in pa near me though because shipping prices went up a lot and I don't like shipping live birds thanks please pm me if u have any forsale thanks
     
  2. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep...if you can find what you want close to home it is much better than having birds shipped, as such can get costly in short order.
     
  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I know that's why I am thinking tractor supply or east gate feed and grain
     
  4. jkurisko

    jkurisko Out Of The Brooder

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    I will join in and tomorrow try to put some pictures on here of my chickens
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope I win that contest thread
     
  6. Beer can

    Beer can True BYC Addict

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    Awesome! We love pics!!!
     
  7. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes we love pics I went into lockdown this morning and the incubator is in my room and the eggs are rolling around and moving so I am hoping for some pips here soon I will give some pics once they hatch
     
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  8. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    Check your local Craigslist too. I know a lot of Silkie breeders around my area advertise on Craigslist and if you buy from one of the breeders you can usually check out the parent stock first.

    Here's my little Buff non-bearded Silkie, Didi:
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    And some of her offspring. These are the Bielefelder crosses:
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    And her daughter from crossing with a Barred Rock rooster:
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  9. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That bottom one is really nice I like the bearded silkies though
     
  10. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    I do too....but I bought her (and her now culled brothers) as a chick at one of the local feed stores, and wasn't even sure what I'd gotten. They weren't 100% sure whether she was a Silkie or a bantam Cochin at the time. She's a sweet little girl now, but had a lot of issues as a chick. Her head would start bobbing and I had to physically stop it so she could walk, feed, etc. I was told it's not an uncommon result of their vaulted crowns. I honestly didn't think she'd survive, but she turned out to be a lovely little thing and is now over a year old and still laying strong. And somehow she always attracts the biggest, heaviest cockerels and roosters. It pains me to find them mounting her, practically crushing her little body under their massive frames.
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