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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by caleyoh, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. caleyoh

    caleyoh Out Of The Brooder

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    I have wanted chickens for a LONG time now, and have finally bought a house where I can do what I like. [​IMG]Yesterday I came home from work to an early Christmas present of a coop(!) and four little Silkie fuzzbutts! My boyfriend got them from a local breeder, so of course he doesn't remember the ages exactly, but the two sets are a couple of weeks apart. I am absolutely smitten! We're finishing the run tomorrow, so pardon the temporary digs in the photos. Is it true that Silkies are near impossible to sex prior to egg laying or crowing? The seller claims they are all pullets, but we'll see. [​IMG]


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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Great to have you aboard [​IMG] ...[​IMG]
    And congratulations on the new home and additions to the house hold [​IMG]

    If you find someone who can go for it but I have to wait for an egg or
    the crowing ..

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could try posting photos of your babies on the 'silkie thread," - there are several dedicated silkie threads - if you put that into the search box, some should pop up. Usually 4-5 mos. if when breeders are able to be fairly positive about sex
     
  4. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Congratulations on your early Christmas presents, they are adorable!
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy! What a Christmas present. You'll enjoy them all year.
     
  8. caleyoh

    caleyoh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I'm so thrilled to be an owner of backyard chickens! :)
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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