New from PA, and looking for silkies:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by saragwyn, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. saragwyn

    saragwyn Just Hatched

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    Hi,
    I'm a new member from northeastern Pennsylvania. We love our chickens! Currently, we have a laying flock of Buff Orpingtons and Aracaunas, a precocious Sumatra, and a White Crested Black Polish. We also raise Scottish Highland Cattle.
    We are currently looking for Silkies for my son's 4H poultry project. If anyone could recommend a reputable Silkie source in PA/NJ, we would be grateful.
    Thanks
    Sara
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You may like to check out the "Silkie thread," and see if anyone is near you. You can also post on your state thread. Silkies are one of the most difficult breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay or crow. I would advise again buying young silkies if you absolutely do not want any cockerels.
     
  3. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

  4. saragwyn

    saragwyn Just Hatched

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    I'll check it out, thanks!
     
  5. saragwyn

    saragwyn Just Hatched

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    I'll check it out, thanks!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Sara, thanks for joining us. Good luck finding the silkies you want and to your son with his 4-H project!
     
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under saragwyn [​IMG] Welcome!

    Being in Aus I am unfortunately not able to help you with your Silkie search but see that others have given you some good starting points.

    There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks on BYC so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures which feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
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