hi, new from mid wales

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by socit2010, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Hi, im new to chickens and live in ABERYSTWYTH, Mid wales UK., we bought 3 girls ( 1 - rhode island red, 1 - light susex 1 - silky bantam) and 1 silky bantam boy last year and have them in our back garden,

    the silky's have bred and we have over 20 eggs prepared to hatch! this website has been so useful and i will hope to add coop build thread on here and more.

    this weekend our 1st few chicks have been hatched, two of our silky's
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    1st question is - how do i tell what sex they are? one has fluff on its legs the other doesnt and there a couple of hours between them hatching. they havnt heaten anything (mash) as yet that i kno of, ive introduced them to water and there fine with this but dont seem to be pecking at the food dish? is this normal for chicks in there first few days? they were born on saturday nite/sunday morning...

    many many thanks and hello :)

    steve
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Welcome to BYC. Aberwystwyth. Have spent many many weeks there over the years, beautiful place. We used to stay in Llangurig. Always wanted to move there.

    Good luck.
    Jay
     
  4. theoldchick

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Silkies are very hard to sex, sometimes you don't know until they crow if they are roos.
     
  7. greymane

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats. :thumbsup
     

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