I get my first chicks on Thursday! - Now with chicks and pictures!

LittleChocobo

Chirping
9 Years
May 31, 2010
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I finally managed to find some local (enough) silkies on Craigslist (these ones in particular) and the breeder is also selling me a blue splash chick that's the same age as these. I'm so excited! Now I have to get that watermelon box instead of the box I already have for the brooder!

Now I get to kick it into overdrive and actually get more than about a single side's worth of wood, and get a LOT of hardware cloth!
 
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silkiesRawesome

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 23, 2010
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SO jealous that you're getting a Splash!! The breeder I got mine from didn't have any
Must post pics when you get them!
 

LittleChocobo

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9 Years
May 31, 2010
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Thanks! I'm so excited. My new addiction besides BYC you mean?

I promise I'll post a picture as soon as I bring them home! It may be taken with my phone though. And taken in the car. On the way home on the 90-minute ride. >>
Then real pictures the next day, haha.
 

silkiesRawesome

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May 23, 2010
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lol! sounds just like me! i got my first chicks ever about a month ago and did the same thing!
 

LittleChocobo

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9 Years
May 31, 2010
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Here are all five:



I suspect the larger buff and the white of being roos. They were standing taller than the others and pecked at me once we got home.
 

silkiesRawesome

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May 23, 2010
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AAAAH! SO cute!!!


lol, my advice is: don't even BOTHER trying to sex them yet! you'll drive yourself nuts guessing (like i did). wait for an egg or a crow


Congrats and enjoy!!
 

LittleChocobo

Chirping
9 Years
May 31, 2010
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Hillsboro, Oregon
SilkiesRawesome: Hahaha, I bet. Problem is, if they're all living in the same coop -- I won't be able to watch them all the time, so how will I know who laid? Anyway, I hope that the white is a girl - then I can keep her!



Yay Chicks!: Thanks! I was thinking the same thing when I saw their ad. I'm pretty pleased with them. Once I figure out how to post pictures onto my BYC page I'll be posting them there.
 

silkiesRawesome

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May 23, 2010
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It sounds like, based on what people were guessing my chicks are, that when the pom on their head looks round its typically a girl and if it slants backward it is likely a boy. SO, if that's true, I'd be your white is a girl
. It actually looks a lot like mine except mine is partridge I think and not all white, but they have the same poms. My white is named Glinda and she's a TOTAL spaz! If you figure out how to make yours like you, let me know!
 

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