Hello from Northumberland, England!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tigramaster, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. tigramaster

    tigramaster New Egg

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    Hi, Ive been a constant lurker on this forum since I got chickens last spring and its really helped my calm my worries and help me with my prolems so I thought I should make a proper profile.
    I have 7 silkie hens, 3 golden (Dallas, Texas, Lola) 4 white silkie hens (Tiffany, Amber, Trixie, Dixie) and 2 cockerels 1 white silkie (Bob) and 1 god knows what - bought eggs from ebay and whatever he is he is not a cuckoo silkie, we call him Emu because thats exactly what he looks like poor lamb. I restocked the flock with 5 new girls after I lost 2 and my new girls just dont seem as happy as my original ones, they dont seem to want to stray far from the run (they have free run of the gardens and fields) and when I go out to see them they cluster together and back off while my old flock come running over to me! I may be expecting too much after only a fortnight so Ill see what happens. Nice to meet you all!
     
  2. Flock Leader

    Flock Leader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there! I'm pretty new on the forum too, but have been using it for ages!

    I love silkies, you're so lucky to have them, I think I'll ask my husband to get me some for my birthday (or better, for our daughter for HER birthday, it's sooner [​IMG])

    Anyhow, I think you should give them time. We got some ex-bats (White Leghorns) and they were in very poor condition compared to our home-grown chickens, and stayed in the coop almost the entire time even when we let them out. But a couple of months later... lo and behold, they are now our most active, outgoing and curious birds, and roam all over the property!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, tigramaster, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you here! Best of luck with your silkies!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you are here!
     
  8. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Idaho!
    Maybe give the flock treats...slink off to the newbies and give them better treats. Try it for a bit...they may come around.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. chickens12

    chickens12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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