Greetings from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kmw55106, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Kmw55106

    Kmw55106 New Egg

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    Hello everyone. My mom and I just recently started building our farm. We have a RIR rooster and hen. We also have 4 Pekin ducks. 2 ducks we call snow ducks but haven't figured out the real name yet. 2 fainting goats. And our newest editions are our 11 silkies. We recently losses one of our black silkies and not sure why. The white ones we have we were told are rarer kinds. The male of that bunch is very bossy with the woman from what I have read on here he bites there necks and that is him mating. Any tips or info for us newbys on silkies would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Kmw55106

    Kmw55106 New Egg

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    This is the one that is biting the necks so im thinking he is the roo
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Sorry about the loss of your black silkie, Pretty silkie roo you have, silkies are really hard to sex, especially when young, if you are not sure if the ones you have are roos or not you could try posting pictures of them on some of the silkie sexing threads in the What Breed Or Gender Is This forum for help from the experts, one thread... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/579215/silkie-sexing If you do a search, there are also quite a few general silkie threads, here is a really long one. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread
     
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  5. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and Welcome!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] glad you joined us [​IMG]

    Silkies are fun and great for hatching eggs one of the best sitters you can get but you might want to chick out the silky trend for a lot of great advice [​IMG]



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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    From his comb he does look like a roo. Roosters don't have hands so they usually grab the hen by the neck or head.
     

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