Howdy from Phoenix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Arpey, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Arpey

    Arpey Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2011
    Hi, This forum seems awesome!

    I am new to chickens, but have been raising quails for a whopping 2 weeks [​IMG]

    I am building my airy coup in my yard. It should be about 12x20 run, Netting or hardware cloth roof, and a 4x4 coup with 3 nesting boxes. It will be well ventilated, given the heat problem here, and the critters should have plenty of shade under the coup and in the run.

    I'm planning on getting about 8 birds. I'm hoping for 6 silkies and 2 "good layers" but I'm not sure I can wait till spring to start my chicks! Anyone know where to get full sized silkies this time of year? Most of the hatcheries seem to be sold out till spring. I have a 2x4' stock tank to use as a brooder until the chicks are ready for the great outdoors.

    Can't wait to get started!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

    You'll find BYC folks are very friendly and knowledgeable and are always eager to help!
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi arpey and welcome to BYC from northern michigan [​IMG]
  5. FlyRobinFly

    FlyRobinFly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2011

    Check on here, there may be some locals who have Silkies ready to go, plus there are some in the BSA threads on the site.
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!!

  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY

    Welcome to BYC.

    You can always try looking at the auctions here to find some Silkies for sale near you.

    And there's always CraigsList.
  8. Arpey

    Arpey Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2011
    Thanks guys! I've tried my local craigslist--There are two unsexed 6 weekers and some eggs. I'll keep my eyes open for chicks!
  9. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  10. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

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