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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Turkeyface2350, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Turkeyface2350

    Turkeyface2350 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from south Australia! I am a new member. I recently got a 5 week old silkie, any tips anyone can give me? All are appreciated :)
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    G'day, and welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Silkies are a wonderful breed; sweet, gentle, friendly, and funny (great lap pets), and excellent brooders and mothers. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Can't migrants on your new silkie :clap They sure are a sweet little breed of chickens. Does your silkie have a friend? Chickens are flock animals and do so much better with company. A nice quiet docile breed would be great for your silkie. You might like to drop by the silkie thread where you can chat to other keepers about them. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    x2 on Yorkshire coop's comment about chickens preferring company. You could keep her as a house chicken, a lot of people do.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  5. Turkeyface2350

    Turkeyface2350 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone and yes my silkie is staying indoors for the first couple days not only until we find it a friend but also until we find the sand required to line the chicken shed. Unfortunately, due to the fact that we live so rural it means that finding silkies is a painful process to say the least. Anyways once again thank you for the warm welcome to BYC.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Congrats on getting your Silkie, and hope you can find her some "buddies".

    But if she stays a house chicken for long, bet she will want to stay with you [​IMG]
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :highfive: A fellow Silkie lover!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. There is a very good thread here "Australia, six states and one funny little island." you could find out what is going on around you and what others use if they can't get sand. We have aussies on here that have silkies. I'm not sure but think one of the aussie folks has a user name of Bambrook bantams, and goes by Teila. She is a very nice lady.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome. Congrats on your first chicken and more importantly, all the best with the getting more (always an upward spiral [​IMG])

    All the best
    CT
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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