New in Tn

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tammyr112, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. tammyr112

    tammyr112 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2017
    I'm new to the whole chicken experience and will be asking a lot of questions I'm sure!
    I have a pair of white silkies and a game cock with a speckled hen...don't know their breeds.
    I hope to raise a couple more silkies and a couple more from the speckled hen and then have enough eggs too feed us and maybe a few extra for others.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Tammy, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Here are some links you may find useful:
    You can chat with fellow Silkie owners here:
    And pick up a lot of poultry knowledge in the vast array of articles in the Learning Center here:
    And post pics of the birds you need to ID here:
    And chat with fellow TN poultry peeps in your state thread here:
    That ought to keep you going for awhile! [​IMG] Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
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  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! It's great that you've joined :)
    Hope you have fun with your chooks!

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  4. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Welcome to BYC Tammy,

    Here is a link you may find out what type of chick you may have

    Here is also a link for other members in your state

    An if anything comes up and you need emergency chicken advice here is that link
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under tammyr112 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies are not known as great layers but, they usually are very good broodies. I wouldn't count them as a source of eggs for you.
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  7. tammyr112

    tammyr112 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2017
    I got them because they are so pretty! I want to hatch a few more. I was shocked she laid 3 eggs.
    The chicken coop they are in doesn't get much light, so I'm going to add one on a timer and see if that is the problem. My speckled hen was laying also until I put them in there, so it's a good chance that's the problem.

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