New to Silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Funkyskunk49, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Funkyskunk49

    Funkyskunk49 Just Hatched

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    Just got three 20 day old Silkies. Any tips on socializing and hand training appreciated. Also plan to use them to hatch out my pekin duck eggs.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on your new silkies :D I'm sure you would enjoy the silkie thread ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread Lots of keepers there who will be able to help you with hints and tips.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  3. silkielife8181

    silkielife8181 New Egg

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    I have silkies they make my day I love them and I think you will to and I hope you have a nice day on byc
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!

    I love silkies! You will enjoy the silkie thread given above. I just hatched 14 babies in Dec. Kept 7. Blues, splash..dark and light splash. Going to be beauties..got them from someone on here!
     
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under funkyskunk49 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congratulations on your new Silkie babies.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    All silkies do not go broody. If they are from hatchery stock, it may have been bred out of them. Also it if very difficult to sex silkies with any certainty before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes NOT till they crow or lay eggs.
     
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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, funkyskunk, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best wishes to you and your silkies!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Congrats on your new birds!
     
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  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :weee You got to love the Silkies! ;)
     
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  10. silkielife8181

    silkielife8181 New Egg

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    Hope you have a good day on byc
     

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