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need info on silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by L*A*G*, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Hi, I want to get some silkies soon by ordering them from Murray
    Mcmurray hatchery. I think I want the blue silkies. I also have pined RIRs so I might have to free range them. Do u know how
    they r with that? And when I get them how old r they and
    when r they willing to set? How old r they when they r full grown. And tell me how it went if u ordered chicks B4. Let me know, Larra
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  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    I'd free range the RIR before I would ever free range Silkies.
    I guess that's all I have to share...
  3. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    I only know that they are really good setters (they set more than most breeds do) and they are really good mothers. Silkies are good show birds too. I might get silkies but I am not sure. I hope my advice helps.[​IMG]
  4. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    The age of your chick depends on what you order from Murray McMurray. If it's baby chicks they will be between 1-3 days old when delivered.

    I don't allow my silkies to free range only because they think ANYTHING and ANYONE is a friend. I would worry way too much for their safety. Plus if they are babies they will need to be under a heat lamp for a few weeks.

    My silkies took the longest to lay eggs. I think they were around 6 months old.

    Silkies are definently friendly and sweet. I really enjoy mine. I like to sit back and just watch them.

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