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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kimjohn, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. kimjohn

    kimjohn New Egg

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    I am a first time chicken Mama. Raising silkies and buffs. Had them at 2 week old and now the are 4 months old living in their new coops. I want to add to my flock... thinking of getting guinea hens. I love in South NJ.dies anyone know where I can buy ? Going to let them free range. Any suggestions where to buy?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    welcome to BYC! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies don't do well free ranging. With their crests and beards obscuring their vision - they are sitting ducks for predators. Also they don't fly.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a wonderful flock!

    Good luck with them and we do welcome you to our roost! :)
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to poultry central! A veritable storehouse of info! Whether in the Learning Center or forums, you will find everything you need to know...
    Look on craigslist for guineas, or for poultry swaps in your area, but be warned, free range guineas tend to roost in trees instead of coming in at night. And they are loud! If those 2 things aren't going to worry you, then go for it!
     
  6. kimjohn

    kimjohn New Egg

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    Thanks for the great welcome!! I love this site... just what I was looking for. By the way my silkies do not free graze. Looking for guineas for that purpose. Good for keeping down tick population. We are moving to 11 acre's of land.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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