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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Saraemckee, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Saraemckee

    Saraemckee In the Brooder

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    Hi there! My name is Sara and my family and I just moved to the country (from suburbs) last summer. Our first country endeavor was getting chickens and we absolutely love them! My kids adore them. My 4 yr old daughter cuddles them at every opportunity (we go through A LOT of Purell!!). I’m looking into getting some silkies but am having a hard time finding any! This is my networking attempt! Haha.
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Sara and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello Sara. I can’t help with the silkies but :welcome There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome Sara to Backyard Chickens knowing your location will help us find those Silky
     
  7. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Best of luck finding the birds you want.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I would suggest you post on the "Silkie thread," just put that in the search box and it should pop up for you. There is also a variety of silkie with naked necks, or bow ties(of feathers) mid naked neck which are called "Show Girls," they have the silkie disposition and broody qualities. You can also check out the "Show Girls thread." Should be pictures on both threads that show what the breeds/varieties look like.

    Hatchery bred ones tend to be lacking in features that make silkies unique, and are usually bred NOT to be "broody." Broody means they love to sit on fertile eggs and hatch chicks. Even if the eggs under them are not theirs, they will still hatch and care for the baby chicks.
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Sara :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  10. Saraemckee

    Saraemckee In the Brooder

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    Thanks!! I live in central Ohio and am willing to drive pretty much anywhere in Ohio to get them :)
     
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