Howdy from Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Feat, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Chicken Feat

    Chicken Feat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! I'm Steve and my girlfriend is Deb. We are in south Scottsdale AZ and have researched the rules for our area and are good with up to 20 hens but no roosters. We got our chicks in November and have enjoyed them everyday. We have 4 silkies - 2 blacks, 1 buff and 1 splash and 1 polish hen. One of our silkies has been crowing and we will need to give him up sometime this spring but we will wait till the last minute. Hopefully he will be the only rooster but we're still not sure about our splash silkie. If anyone has any ideas about silkie hens or roosters from my photos please let me know.

    Photos are here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/31227/arizona-chickens/34350

    Does anyone have any knowledge to help sex these silkies at 4 months old? I'm noticing that the ones I think are hens have nice round feathers on their heads like Polish hens and the roos have a smaller more spikey hairdoo. I've been told you can't tell with silkies until your rooster lays an egg and your hen crows so time will tell, but it would be fun to get some opinions.


    BYC has been so helpful for Deb and I. We've both learned so much and are really glad to have a huge resource like this one.


    Thanks all and see ya soon here.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from KY!

    I have a few silkies to use as broodys, but I could only tell who was who if I saw them crow or saw them lay an egg! Good luck with that!

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Steve and Deb, welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Boys will develop long streamers on their heads, while the girls have smaller mops
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    brojrm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I wish I could help but I dont know about silkies. Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Chicken Feat

    Chicken Feat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all! Looks like we might have 3 roos! Will hate to give them up but... maybe I'll replace them with a good layer or 2 [​IMG]
     
  10. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Sorry you may have to give up some of your silkies but like you say, layers are nice too. Best of luck with your new chickens
     

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