Silkie Chicken Breeders

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by FarmerBoy24, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I have some questions about breeding silkies. Well, how do you keep your information? Do you jot generations, pairs...etc in a journal or? Do you have any tips on breeding silkies? Thanks all info will help [​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    When the chicks hatch I toe puch to mark either mating or month hatched. Once they get a bit bigger I will put the wing bands on. If I don't toe punch I mark the chicks with permenant marker when they hatch, then put the wing bands on a couple days later when I get around to it. I keep track of parents, hatch month year, breeder (if I hatch eggs from another breeder), lines, etc.
     
  3. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats a Toe Punch?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

  5. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. Do you have any more tips breeding silkies?
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I keep all my males bums trimmed. There so fluffy that they may not make contact when mating. Haven't had any problems with fertility.
     
  7. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about the hens?
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I just trim the males, and haven't had any problems with getting fertile eggs. If I did, i'd trim the females too.
     
  9. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. and coops. do you have any pics of them so I can see some examples?
     

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