New member and new to chickens! (Suggestions on where I can buy a Silkie Bantam chick?)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenSarah, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. ChickenSarah

    ChickenSarah New Egg

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    Hello everyone!

    My name is Sarah and I'm from NC.
    I absolutely love chickens and my dad and I plan on starting a chicken coop in the backyard, so suggestion or information is greatly appreciated. My plan is to raise them from chicks and keep them in my room until they are ready to be moved outside. (I know it will be messy but it's worth it). I plan to have six female chicks on April 6th, since that's when I have spring break and I can devote all my time to the chicks. However, I am not sure where to get them. Help would be great since I want to make sure I get them from a decent place so they are healthy. Also, I really want at least just one Silkie Bantam chicken. Does anyone know who I could buy one from as a baby that is in NC (preferably near Monroe, NC)? That is where I would mostly appreciate help. Thank you so much!
     
  2. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    Hatcheries carry Silkies in most colors - or you can look in the Sale ads here -- NC has some great Breeders but those tend to get expensive and you may want to start out with a couple from a hatchery and see if you like them first --Most of us Silkie Breeders have a few in the house and as long as you spot clean a few times a day you can keep the mess down --- Good luck they also have information for Juniors on the ABA /APA site that you might really enjoy
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Sarah, Hope you find what you're looking for. Here's the place to go for coop ideas! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs
     
  4. chicknubee

    chicknubee New Egg

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    I am from Central PA and I ordered my chicks from a company that can send me smaller orders.
    My chiks are being shipped March 21. I hope I can keep them alive!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Try posting on the silkie and north carolina threads for chicks. Good luck!
     
  6. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Hi! [​IMG] I am not too far from you, about an hour northwest. I raise silkies and may be able to help at that time. You are welcome to check out my site. www.boutthymefarm.com and let me know if I can be of any assistance. [​IMG]
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC, Sarah.

    Craigslist is a good place to look.

    ~AnnElise
     
  9. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    [​IMG]from Kentucky!! I hope you enjoy it on here!
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined us. Good luck with your search. :)
     

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