New to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PickerElite, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. PickerElite

    PickerElite New Egg

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    My boyfriend came home and surprised me with two Lavender Silkies and I couldn't be more excited! I have never raised chickens before, although, my boyfriend has. We are starting with quail and the two silkies.
    Looking forward to learning about these fuzzy little loves
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    Loving them some fuzzy slippers while I work....
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations, and welcome to BYC. Are you providing them with a heat source?
     
  3. PickerElite

    PickerElite New Egg

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    Yes, in their brooder box we built, there is a heat light.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great pics!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkie chicks are cute as the dickens. But very hard to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs.
     

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