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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emmy1010, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Emmy1010

    Emmy1010 New Egg

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    Hi! I'm new here and I was interested in getting a Bantam Silkie. Truth is I know nothing about raising them but I know I want one! [​IMG] It would be great for some advice on how to go about this whole process!!!! Thank you!!!!
     
  2. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello! And welcome to BYC! Glad to have you aboard in the chicken world!
     
  3. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
     
  4. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have and had many silkies some have passed away due to coons. 3 of my white silkies and one of my blue silkies got eaten by coons :/. I still have some left though :D! Very fun to have, but they strictly can't free range unless your out there becaus they cannot see and hawks could easily snatch them up! They are very easy to care for and easy to breed. I'm sure someone else can give you more info, but till then good luck! :D
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Chickens are very social creatures and get along much better if kept with other chickens, even a small group such as 2 or 3.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Emmy1010, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! I second the advice of 1muttsfan about getting at least two chickens...they are pretty sad when they are alone. Good luck to you!!
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. Emmy1010

    Emmy1010 New Egg

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    Ok thank you! I didn't know about buying more than one! Are they fairly easy to maintain and low in cost? Also do they have to be kept outdoors?
     
  9. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not always! My silkies love to chill on the couch with me! :p
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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