New member of the flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Puffinluffin, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Puffinluffin

    Puffinluffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello BYC community :)

    Friendly introduction. I'm Ali and I've come here for advice and knowledge on how to raise chickens.

    My daughter wanted some Silkie bantams for her birthday. So we recently came into possession of two beautiful silkies. I have a hen and a rooster.

    Now, theyre 2years old already, were pets but lived strictly outside. Because of the winter we have them indoors we've made a coop inside of a desk so it's private safe and hidden . The rooster is surprisingly very docile. The hen... Not so much she pecks bites, chirps and eyeballs us hard. Ha, I realize we need to give them space to get comfortable, but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips On making them more comfortable in our home with our busy schedule and if it's a lost cause because they're two already... (please tell me that's not the case).

    Nice to meet you!!
    :)
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I have never kept chickens indoors before, unless I was brooding them. My birds have weathered out the most brutal of cold snaps over the years and I am sure they would be jealous to know that there are birds out there that CAN come inside during cold weather! [​IMG]

    You might want to check into this active House Chicken thread and talk about your house babies with others that have birds that live in doors on a daily basis....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  3. Puffinluffin

    Puffinluffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! :) I will check that out.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you good advice, good luck with your house chickens. Your hen may also be going broody, silkies are quite broody and they can get rather testy. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/broody-hens
     
  5. Puffinluffin

    Puffinluffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Must be what it is.. Does she need an egg? Hah.. She doesn't sit on a 'nest' all day or even really sit at all.. To an amateur she just seems angry Haha.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Your chickens sure are lucky, I have 11 chicks that I'm raising in the garage and I can't WAIT to get them outside lol.
     
  7. Puffinluffin

    Puffinluffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha I imagine if I had 11 I'd be impatiently waiting for the same thing haha.:p
     
  8. Puffinluffin

    Puffinluffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Well thank you! With cute faces like those, how could I not :D
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Ali [​IMG] great to have a new flock member joining us today [​IMG]



    There is a Trend on house chickens here on BYC [​IMG]



    Please don't let my chicken's know other chicken's get to stay indoors [​IMG]
     

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