Hello from IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tdough13, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Tdough13

    Tdough13 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2015
    Hello! I am new to the world of chickens - my two Silkies will be one year old in April. I have one Rooster and one hen. I just survived my first broody experience. At least I think it's over - no eggs yet. We finished building our new coop just before the cold and snow hit here in Illinois. Anyway, I'm hoping to learn more Silkie-specific information from other small flock owners.
  2. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2014
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG] Maybe post this under the raising chickens form that may get more responses about your Silkies. I don't have any so cant help much. Best of wishes to you.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Silkies are known for being one of the best broody hens around!! Lucky escape for you there! I don't have any myself but a friend does and they are lovely little birds and fantastic with her young children. So soft and gentle like little fluff balls. Here is the link for the silkie thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread I am more than sure there will be many silkie owners there who will be able to help you with all your silkie questions.

    Enjoy BYC and all the silkie chat :frow
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock"

    To learn more about Silkies, you may want to check out their Breed Reviews: Silkie

    Also take a look and post in this Silkie thread: Silkie thread!

    I've never kept Silkies myself, but admit that they are very cute and seem like excellent birds for those who want to naturally raise chicks! Good luck with your Silkies.[​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Wyandottes7 and Yorkshire Coop have given you great links.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your Silkies! Wyandottes7 gave you some good links to check out.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies are a very popular breed and rightly so. There are several dedicated silkie threads on BYC, mostly by color ie., "Nothing but Partridge silkies," "Paint silkies," "Buff silkies," etc. The largest, longest running thread is my favorite just called "Silkie thread," loads of people there to advise/ help you.
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I used to raise Black Silkies, and they were delightful little birds; adorable, sweet, gentle, friendly, and funny. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Silkies.
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!

    Going here, will help you get around BYC!!! Has loads of info on how to get around the site!

    How to insert pictures on BYC!!!!

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