New chick on the block...

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

  1. Silkiefan

    Silkiefan Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    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 Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello & Welcome to BYC from NC [​IMG]
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

  5. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

    What kind of Silkies are you going to get?

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