Hello, a real NH chick here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickNH, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. chickNH

    chickNH New Egg

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    Hi all, just posting a brief intro to the forum. I've got a lot to learn but my hope is to add a small flock of 4 bantam silkies to my life soon! I know it's late in the year but I'm hoping to get started while the weather is still pleasant. Any suggestions on great places to buy a coop or the bantam silkies themselves would be most appreciated! I look forward to learning and contributing once I get more up to speed!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I believe in the US the only silkies are bantams. UK has large fowl. There are several dedicated silkie threads - and would be a good place to ask about birds for sale.

    You could put "Silky thread" in the search box. There are also silkies offered on BYC's Buy,sell,trade forum but, you need to have 20 pots in order to participate. If you go to "where am I, where

    are you, you can locate and post on your state thread. You might find local people selling silkies.

    You do have to understand that silkies are hard to sex - most breeders cannot sex them before 4-5 mos. old So if you buy straight run or young chicks, you could very well end up with a lot of roosters.

    Generally the premade coops are pretty to look at - expensive, but not very durable . NH has it's own special climate which has to be taken into consideration to get your chickens thru the winter.
     
  5. thudson

    thudson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC! As far as a small coop with a run your local TRACTOR SUPPLY may have a good coop to fit your needs![​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chickNH, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     

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