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silkiemama2612

In the Brooder
Dec 22, 2015
5
0
27
Jax FL
HI from N FL. We are very new to chickens. We don't even have any yet!! We have a few things around the yard not being used and I deeply want chkn's for the eggs. They may even turn into pet's haha. I am currently getting as much information as my head can hold. We have come to wanting silkies very badly since we have small kids (2&4y) and hear they are best for the although the smaller eggs. We have an old tin shed and 2 connected dog kennels that we want to turn into the coop and run. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated and TIA.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,437
438
Montana
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. We have a lot of members from Florida including NorthFlChick who posts regularly on this section. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
 

sunflour

Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
14,974
7,757
772
Macon,GA
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glad you have joined us.

Good luck with your new adventure.

In addition to the Learning Center, you should visit the coops and runs forums for help in designing their home.

Feel free to ask questions, we're here to help.


Chickens are wonderful pets and will be fun for you as well as your children.
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Jan 30, 2015
56,832
227,260
1,687
Hi and welcome to BYC. If you want eggs almost all year round then a commercial breed may suit you and just have some silkies for fun.

Good luck and enjoy BYC

Ct
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
138,555
270,412
2,027
Out to pasture
Silkies are not great layers, they are generally great broodies. Which means they like to sit on eggs, hatch them out and raise the babies. However, you will need a rooster in order to have fertile eggs. Silkies are generally docile and a big favorite with kids.
 

silkiemama2612

In the Brooder
Dec 22, 2015
5
0
27
Jax FL
TY everyone for the welcome and advice. I am aware of the broodiness in them and me and my family have decided to raise and sell them. And we will be making more room for good egg layers also. Does anyone know where a good breeder/seller of silkies in the n jax area?!
 

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