Jane369

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jane369, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Jane369

    Jane369 New Egg

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    Hi, new to BYC would love some information on raising Silkies from mixing them with other chickens or not to sexing them
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Jane and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. From what i have read, some members keep silkies separate from standard birds, others mix them. If you type "silkies" in the search box, you will find a number of threads on the breed, and I'm sure that members will only be too happy to help out.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Jane, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community. Good luck to you and your silkies!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Generally if silkies are raised with other breeds they get along well. If introduced later on, they tend to be bullied and feather plucked by other breeds because they don't look like regular chickens.

    Silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow. If you put "Silkie thread," in the search box , it should take you to the longest running silkie thread.
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Jane !! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions!
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. X2 on everything diva has said above.
     

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