New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by darajosami, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Hi I am new to BYC but not so new to chickens, I used to have 12 Rhode Island (I think that is what they are) [​IMG]

    I have been offered by a friend 3 or 4 Silkie hens and one Silkie rooster and I have ordered this incubator http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e1205...m=271117749682&ssPageName=ADME:X:eRTM:AU:1123

    I am from Australia and have three boys aged 9, 7 and 5 in September. I do have a few questions so will post them in relevant threads.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    G'day, and welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chooks.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the flock. Silkie hens are known as great brooders. Some people buy them intentionally just for that purpose., so they don't need an incubator. It doesn't mean all silkie hens go broody and make good mothers but, a majority of them do.

    Some people swap out the silkie eggs, for fertile eggs of other breeds they would like to have. The silkie will hatch and raise them as her own.

    You may not need an incubator unless you plan to raise a large number of chicks.
     
  9. Thanks, I have already ordered an incubator. I am starting to think they may not be pure bred as the father of the chicks looks like this [​IMG]
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    You are correct. He is not a purebred Silkie as is easily seen in his red comb and wattles. Pure Silkies have dark, mulberry colored combs and wattles. He is a Silkie mixed breed.
     

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