Silke chicks grew up to be......

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sklingonz, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. sklingonz

    sklingonz Out Of The Brooder

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    all roosters! What luck. All of the four chicks I got in the fall are male. Oh well. I have already sent three to a farm up north. Lets see how long I can keep one rooster.

    Hopefully, my batch of frizzle chicks will be all female.[​IMG] They come in next week. I can't wait. I will post pictures once I get them.
     
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Where did you get your chicks from?
     
  3. sklingonz

    sklingonz Out Of The Brooder

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    The silkies I got from someone who put in a large order for silkie chicks. My frizzle chicks are coming from the farm supply store.
     
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    deerhunterblp Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the luck I have also.
     
  5. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a LOT of problems getting roosters last year when we wanted hens. Out of 32 chicks 2 were female and they were "straight run". The 2 ducks we got both were male (one died suddenly so I got the other fully grown girls).

    The ones I have had the best luck with are the ones I got as eggs from a seller here we had 3 males and 7 females (2 passed away via a cat) from that hatch. The males still live together because they are frizzles/silkies and don't seem to fight.It seems to be a happy mix!

    This year we got PULLET ordered from our farm store and are hatching our own "mutt" eggs as well- so we are hoping for a better amount of girls this time (and a few roos for meat I have all the "pet" roos hubby will allow)
     
  6. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not liking these odds! We have some silkies coming in for 4-H and I'm really hoping that we have at least two hens!
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hate it when that happens. I have a group of speckled sussex chicks right now that I'm [​IMG]
     

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