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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eastcoasteggs, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. eastcoasteggs

    eastcoasteggs New Egg

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    Hi there!
    New to BYC, we became chicken obsessed this year after obtaining a pair of silkies and then two leghorns and four RIRs. Enjoying all the great pics! (Especially the silkies :))
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Glad you joined the flock. isn't it amazing how the chickens always multiply when you only start with two. I too only started with two chickens and now without me knowing they grew into 22 !! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread
    Here's the link for the silkie thread hope you enjoy talking to all the other silkie lovers out there. Be sure to ask lots of questions everyone very friendly :frow
     
  3. eastcoasteggs

    eastcoasteggs New Egg

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    This is so great! Thankyou :)
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. We are all obsessed with chickens here. Just beware of "chicken math." Very few BYC members are immune to it. :eek:) I used to have some Black Silkies, and they were delightful, little birds; adorable, sweet, funny, and friendly; and Excellent brooders and mothers. Our Silkie hens hatched several broods for us. 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.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. There are several silkie threads, off hand "Nothing but Partridge silkies, , others by color, and a really good "grooming and bathing silkies for show." Did you know there is another variation of silkies called "Showgirls." started with a cross between silkie & turken.. They either have a entirely bare neck, or a bow tie of fluff midway down . I'm told they have the usual silkie personality and brooding desire.
     
  6. eastcoasteggs

    eastcoasteggs New Egg

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    Thankyou, ah yes chicken math, lol.
    Pretty sure we've already been hit by it, lol.
    Great to be able to chat with others that have it too!
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Silkies are cute!
     
  8. eastcoasteggs

    eastcoasteggs New Egg

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    Thank you, I learn something new about chickens everyday, lol, so interesting. I think I had seen some pics of what I now realize were probably "showgirls" , interesting all the variations isn't it? :)
     
  9. eastcoasteggs

    eastcoasteggs New Egg

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    Indeed :)
    Who can resist that silkie fluff?
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard! Enjoy your flocks and welcome to our roost!
     

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