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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 80sgirl, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. 80sgirl

    80sgirl Hatching

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    So glad I found this site. New to chickens, looking at black and blue orpingtons and Splash and partridge bearded silkies to start with. They seem to have nice friendly dispositions, and may get along well. Do you think these would be good choices? I would get 3 of each.
     

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Both of those are normally very calm and gentle breeds, however due to the size difference, I would keep a close eye on things and if you find your Silkies are taking a beating from the larger Orpingtons, I would move them to their own separate enclosure. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are not the best layers but, they are among the best broodies - for hatching and mothering chicks. Sometimes the rooster will even babysit while mama runs out for fast food , a drink and potty break.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! X2 on the advice from Michael OShay and drumstick diva. Silkies are often at the bottom pecking order and can get easily bullied. Although they are very friendly they can go broody at the drop of a hat.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] So glad you have joined us.

    Wishing you good luck on your new adventure.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC!

    Nice to have you here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Those two breeds are both good choices. Orpingtons and Silkies have similar temperaments, so should get along fine. You will have to watch to make sure that smaller Silkies aren't harmed by the Orpingtons, however.
     

  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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