Hi everyone.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sandie W, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Sandie W

    Sandie W New Egg

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    I have kept chickens for years. But have recently picked up a couple of frizzles and silkies and have eggs on the incubator. I may have a couple of frizzle with frizzle which I have heard is not good but they are on day 10 so I am going to see. So I am experimenting I guess. I want something different after all these years so I figured what the heck. I do love my chickens. Let Me see what I can get. Hopefully they are heathy. I guess I will find out soon if I should do it again or not. I am in Tallahassee Florida.
     
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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC!

    Frizzledness is a lethal gene meaning that if you mate two birds with that gene a percentage will die and others will turn out curly (feathers turn out brittle and break leaving many bare spots on the bird) Not many people know but lethal frizzle, most frizzledness in fact causes enlarged kidneys and spleens and some birds will have problems. But there are probably some lucky people who got good birds.

    Anyways enjoy your new chicks when they hatch.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Chickens sure are fun to raise! Glad you are enjoying them!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you like something different take a look at the "Showgirls" threat - they are a variety of silkie and showgirl refers to both sexes.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock"!

    Good luck with the hatch!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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