Hello from the face of the sun!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silkiebawkbawk, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Silkiebawkbawk

    Silkiebawkbawk Out Of The Brooder

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    HI, I'm new here. Obviously. [​IMG]

    My name is Haley and I live in Laveen, Arizona. My boyfriend and I bought our first home together about a year ago and named it Finally Farm respectively. (it's taken a lonnng time!) My first love is horses. I have two american saddlebred mares, a national show horse gelding, and a mini-hinny.

    Now onto the stuff you guys want to know.. I just purchased my first flock if chickens! I've always wanted chickens and now that the farm is pretty much settled we constructed a run and coop and started researching breeds that were suitable to the heat of Arizona AND ones that I'd like. I settled on silkies because of their uniqueness and reputation for being docile sweet puppydog chickens. I'm SO pleased with my girls! I hav one white, one splash, and one black, all about 6 weeks old. For now I want to just enjoy them and maybe reap the rewards of some home-grown eggs, but in the future I'd like to start a breeding program as it was VERY difficult for me to find anyone in the area that raised quality silkies. I don't have a roo yet as I was just not impressed with anything I found. None were worthy of passing on their genes to another generation.. But I plan on attendign the state fair poultry shos this year and hopefully buying a nice show and breeding quality roo this fall. I have a pekin drake too. He's moving to the backyard instead of the coop though because I think he needs a more proper ducky friend. [​IMG]

    Anyways, I've been on this forum before, but mostly just lurked around without a user name.. But I think the chicken bug has bitten me and I'm here to stay!

    Here's some pics of my new girls. I just picked them up last Saturday. [​IMG]
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    ^From left to right: Snowball, Ling-Ling, and Paisley
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    ^Peewee the duck watching over his girls.
     
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  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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  3. Silkiebawkbawk

    Silkiebawkbawk Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!!

    FYI, my boyfriend LIVES for Shiner boch beer! [​IMG]
     
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  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    WELCOME!!!! and Congratulations!



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  5. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
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    [​IMG] from Oklahoma! [​IMG]
     
  6. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    Love the pictures! [​IMG]
     
  7. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They sure are pretty babies! I'd like some silkies one day. You'll find lots of info on this site on breeding and genetics.
     
  8. jujubee

    jujubee Feather Hill Farm

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Very cute babies [​IMG] The Pekin watching over them is so cute. [​IMG] Congrats & good luck [​IMG]
     
  10. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    Hi from NC [​IMG]
     

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