Greetings from Elmira, NY!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by akaruby, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. akaruby

    akaruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to BYC and having backyard chickens in general. All I have to say is thank you for this site! This was where I did all of my research before deciding on whether backyard chickens were the thing for me. I just got 3 white silkies and 3 golden buff. I almost had a heart attack when I saw a huge lump on the right side of one of my golden buff chicks, thanks to a search on here I found out the chick just ate a lot and I am seeing its crop! Whew!

    I believe the silkies are about 3 days old, yesterday I tried feather sexing and I'm thinking I have all pullets...what do you think?

    This is what I believe to be the crop - looks larger in the picture.
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    Here are my silkies - I think they are pullets?
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    This is one of my Golden Buff - can you tell how old they are by the feathering?
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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't think wing feather sexing applies to silkies who are extremely difficult(even for breeders) to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. But. there is always hope. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  4. akaruby

    akaruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will check out that other thread..I did read that silkies are very hard to determine their sex.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck determining their gender.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Feather sexing only works for certain crosses, unfortunately. It is too young to determine gender on your Silkies. You may have to wait until they are at least 8 weeks old.

    Good luck, and I hope they are all pullets!
     
  9. akaruby

    akaruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     

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