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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Becky Evans, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Becky Evans

    Becky Evans Hatching

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    I just joined tonight. I am interested in learning more about Silkies.How well do they live in hot humid climates. I have 8 hens and one rooster, not sure what breed because they are rescues.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I raised Black Silkies both in Hawaii and in east Texas and they did fine in those climate. East Texas climate can especially get hot and humid in the summer. BYC has a entire section on Silkies at https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/silkie. Also, you might want to pm our Silkie owners on our Silkie threads at https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=silkie+thread and take advantage of their expertise with Silkies. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG]Hi and welcome to the flock. Silkie threads are the way to go - I'm sure there are people raising silkies all around the US. If you have a HOT climate the most important things are good ventilation , lots of cool water and shade, shade and more shade.
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    WELCOME TO BYC AND TO THE FLOCK!!!!
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    so glad you joined. Another silkie enthusiasts![​IMG] I have 4 myself and they really are the teddy bears of the chicken world. They sit in your lap and love to be petted.[​IMG]

    So happy to hear that you rescued those chickens! I have always believed that there is no greater pet, then the ones who are saved. They take nothing for granted, for the truly know how cruel and harsh the world can be. 3 of my 4 dogs are rescue and they're the best![​IMG]
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    I breed silkies, but where I live cold is more of the problem. I'm sure if you ask in one of the silkie threads someone will be able to answer you!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely do some chatting in the Silkie thread here on BYC for more help with your birds. They sure are a cute breed to keep!

    Welcome to our flock!
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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