Should I get a silkie hen??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ericasl, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have been wanting a broody hen for sometime(I guess it will never happen with the hens I have) I am not good at waiting!! Well this morning I was looking on Craigslist and guess what is on there Silkie hens, white ones, black ones, brown and black ones. She wants anywhere from 15-20 bucks for them they will be a year old in June. She saw they are show birds. Well I called my DH and told him I just wanted 1 more hen he said you better get 2[​IMG]!!SO should I go for it or is that to much money for 1 hen, I donot really think 15 is so bad for a nice healty bird that is laying already. Just wanted to know what you all think.

    Thanks
    Erica
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    When I had questions about silkies, I got some great advice from [email protected]@2four. PM her, she is very sweet and helpfull.[​IMG]
     
  3. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    Definitely [​IMG] I have had slikies in the past and they are so much fun. Mine were laying really well whenever they weren't broody (not very often), and they mine was an excellent mother.
     
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    That's a good price for a good quality silkie. There is no guarantee they'll ever get broody. I have three and only one gets sort of broody, she's not good at it. She'll hang out on an egg all morning, but she gets bored or hungry pretty quickly and wanders off. So you husband is right, better get a whole bunch & increase your odds!
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    I know someone who paid 15 a piece for silkie chicks. If they are show quality they are gonna be more money...still cheaper than an incubator and silkies are SO cute!
     

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