In a bad situation with silkies and show girls, please help

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenGRAFFITI, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2009
    I am in desperate need of help regarding placement of my mother’s Silkies and Show Girls (13 in total). Several weeks ago she had a severe stroke in which she will not recover or be able to return to her home. I cannot take in the flock as I am at 100% capacity with the flock I have and do not have the space to add any housing. These are very special birds that have had the best care and attention to their handling and quality of life. My mother spent time with each of them every day as most of them want nothing more than to be held, carried or cuddled. She had a soundproof 10 X 12 room built into her house that had everything for them from a heated floor to completely separate HVAC. It had full bird bathing facilities and they were washed every 3 weeks. They were only in this room to sleep in the evenings or to come in from the heat of the day. Most of the day they free-range in a walled in backyard. They are fed a soy free custom blend organic feed, bottled water with vitamin supplements and treats 3 times a day of Romaine Lettuce, Black Grapes, Steamed Corn and Watermelon.
    What someone will be getting:

    1. I am splitting 2 stunning white bearded 11 month old Silkie cockerels out of the flock. The need the opportunity to have a flock of their own but I would like to not split them up as they are brothers and have never been apart. They have excellent foot feathering and toe spacing. They are the 2 biggest love-bugs you have ever met.

    2. The remaining 11 are include the following:
    a. 1 White Show Girl Rooster that is 20 Months old and the best rooster anyone could ever find. He is hyper vigilant regarding aerial threats, is super sweet and very handsome. He came from a top breeder in the NE
    b. 4 (2 Chocolate, 2 White) Silkie Hens that age from 21 months to 8 months in age and all are laying. 3 are bearded. They came from a top breeder out of Kentucky.
    c. 1 Silkie Houdan mixed hen that is the only one that is not pure bred and show quality. My mother took her in. She is the most gentle hen I have ever handled.
    d. 5 Chicks that are 6 to 7 weeks old. 3 are white and 2 are black. 3 are Show Girls with very nice bowties. Currently only one has a DQ if you are looking to show.

    3. The all know several commands and a couple of them know their names. They are truly affectionate as they were never bribed with treats as treats came 3 times a day at a special place.

    4. With the 11 I will include a 30 X 50 dog crate for a broody to be separated, several hundred dollars worth of medications, vitamins and supplements (including frontline spray, Tylan, Ivermectin), ceramic warming lights, electric nail trimmers, several shampoos, nesting boxes, bedding, cleaning supplies, feed dishes, books and 50 LBS of Organic Feed.

    1. Must be in Florida as I will deliver them anywhere in the state but I will not ship.
    2. They must go to a home that allows for them to free-range and not live in a confined coop. I know my mother could not live with the idea that they would be caged.
    3. Must be financially able to take care of the birds.
    4. Must have the time to care for them and give them plenty of attention.

    I don’t really know how to find them a good home. I am hoping that someone on this forum can help.

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sorry about your mother - that's a very tough situation. You will probably not find a home that will pamper those silkies like your mother did; but I'm sure there are many homes that will treat them well. I would post in the auction site, whether you are charging for them or not, and go to the "Where Am I; Where Are You?" section - find Florida - and post there as well. Good luck to you, your mother, and those sweet chickens [​IMG]
  3. vanilla.exe

    vanilla.exe Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is really sad to hear. If we were in our own home I would take them, good luck in finding them homes, if I hear of anyone looking for chickens I'll send them your way.
  4. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Gaylord, MI
    That's so sad...
    I hope you find them a great home.
    Finding someone to do all she did may be difficult...but finding them a good home shouldn't be.
    Best of luck to you!
  5. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    How about posting your plea also in the "where am I, where are you" Florida section and in for sale?
    I am sorry to hear your mom is poorly, and you, i am sure, stressed. Good luck w/ all. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  6. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2009
    I just posted in "where am I"... Thank you for the suggestion. [​IMG]
  7. Oh I wish I could drive down there from Ohio and take them all for you. I have the room, the time, am able to spoil them, etc. Just wish I could get there.....

    good luck![​IMG]
  8. Shikens!

    Shikens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    I am in NE FL and I could take one or two of them. [​IMG] I am SO sorry to hear about your mom! What a terrible place to be in.

    I am a new chicken owner and all my chickens are under 8 weeks so I think I could add a sweet little silkie hen to my flock without much if any bullying. I am home all day and spend most of my time sitting in my run with my chickens petting them and giving them treats. I have 2 step daughters that come over all the time and they love to sit and pet the chickens too. I feel like I could give them a home almost as good as your mother's home was. Also, my coop has AC! [​IMG]

    PM me if you would like to. [​IMG]
  9. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    Wish you lived in near me. I love the cuddly Silkies. I need more girls for Cinnimon. (Spoiled Silkie roo)
    Sorry your mom is not well. [​IMG]
  10. ohhh I am jealous!!!!! I wanna come down there with my girls and live in your coop!!!!!

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