I'd like to raise Silkies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by EricShane, May 18, 2009.

  1. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around where I live.. it is really really hard to even find silkies.. I searched for over a year and couldnt find any other than some hatchery ones at the local tsc and they were sold out as soon as they came in the door.. I seen some at the Lucasville swap in april but they were the first ones sold..

    anyway.. I lost my job (of 5 years) back in January.. Its really hard to find a good job right now, other than part-time grocery store jobs or anything..

    I love silkies, alot! I have a Beautiful Silkie Roo that is buff/ginger (with a black tail) he is sooo beautiful and he was given to me because he is Blind in one eye.

    I searched for so long for a silkie hen, because Ive heard of how broody they can be.. well, I finally found two for 5$ a piece pretty close to me, so I got them, ones black and ones white. Ive had them about 2 weeks now and I dont think theyve even laid any eggs.. But.. I would love to get some 'show quality' silkies and raise them and maybe sell them. People love my silkies that I have so much that they want to buy mine! the day I bought the two hens two people stopped and asked if I would sell them! lol

    anyways.. here are my silkies that I have, tell me what you think about them.. and if you guys think I should breed them? or maybe buy more qaulity silkies? (because I dont really know what silkie qualities are)

    Here is my Roo.. he so so sweet.. and I think he is Beautiful

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    and here are my two hens they are a little bit smaller and more stand-offish

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  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Alan Stanford lives in Ohio. You should send him an email. His email is [email protected]
     
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I think your Silkies are beautiful. Great pictures. Hope you do well with your breeding adventure!
     
  4. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they really are beautiful.
     
  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very pretty. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  6. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really??? Thanks Guys!! [​IMG]
     
  7. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks.
     

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