New chick on the block...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silkiefan, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Silkiefan

    Silkiefan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, I'm fairly new here, but because I do my blogging at work, I haven't been on the forum for a while - and don't remember if I properly introduced myself. I'm still learning, so if I get redundant, please forgive! [​IMG]
    I am looking forward to chick season, and I hear that they'll be arriving in another week or so. I'm sure I've worn out my welcome at the local feed store because I go in asking if the Silkies have arrived yet...
    I heard through the grapevine that you can sex a chick by holding it like you'd hold a kitten, (by the scruff) and if it kicks- it's a boy, but if it goes slack, that's a girl. If anyone has any advice for me I'd really appreciate it. I don't want to bring home two boys and have to find new homes for them.
    I grew up with chickens- mostly Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds, and a couple of the hens would invite themselves into our house to lay eggs! I loved holding them and feeling their soft warmth, looking at their little eyes studying my face, and the soft purring sounds they made.
    I live in a rural town, and am only wanting small chickens as indoor pets ( whats a little poop on the couch now and then right? ) - so Silkies seemed like the ideal choice.
    I welcome any advice! I especially want to know how to guarantee two hens if that is at all possible.
    Sadie - run by a turtle, 4 rats, 2 dogs, 1 frog, 3 boy humans and one man. (and soon two hens) [​IMG]
     
  2. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

    What kind of Silkies are you going to get?
     

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