Newcastle NSW and surrounds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by walker13, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. walker13

    walker13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,
    Im new to BYC and the poultry world.!
    Would love to start a thread for us to share pics,info etc
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you joined us.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You just started a thread. :eek:) We would love to see some pics of your birds and read any info you would like to share with us, and please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  4. walker13

    walker13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou very much.! Glad to be here [​IMG] I have been reading online and realised there is an app and joined up today. [​IMG][​IMG]

    My i have 3 isa brown hens who think they are human hahaha and I just got 2 white silkies on the weekend that are 6 weeks.

    Im still navigating my way around BYC.
    I decided to start a thread just for some fun. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. walker13

    walker13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it's near impossible but can anyone tell the sex of my silkies. I think I got stooged by a breeder on the weekend with my silkies. I guess I learnt the hard way if they are both roosters [​IMG] and it was an early Christmas present lol
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Silkies are too young to tell gender. Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex; sometimes, you don't know until they crow or lay. However, I'm leaning towards both of your birds being cockerels.
     
  8. walker13

    walker13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou. Yes I have been told they are hard to sex. Oh well if that's the case I will have to start again and find new homes for them hopefully one that won't chop their heads [​IMG] but they are friendly little things that's for sure. Eating out of my hand an they jump up on my arm and want scratches
     
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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    G'day and welcome to Backyard chickens. I agree with bantam lover, their combs are very visible at this stage. Males usually have s wider more prominent comb while females tend to have narrow ones. I wouldn't bet the farm on it though.

    Didja know BYC has a large aussie community and their very popular thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island." Glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     

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