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Silkie chicken wanted in Canada

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by K7S10, May 8, 2008.

  1. K7S10

    K7S10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 25, 2008
    Looking for a female silkie chicken. I'm in Ontario.
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Just thought I'd bump this up for a fellow Ontarian:>)
    I don't know where in Ontario you are but there is a bird Auction in Powassin May 24, and there are usually silkie chicks there, not sure about adults. People really seem to hold onto their hens...I am looking for a couple too. Will let you know if I find anything.
     
  3. K7S10

    K7S10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the Niagara area. Does anyone ship live birds? I'll be posting a wanted ad at the local feed store. Maybe I'll get something there.
    I'm looking for a silkie as a brooder, since I hear they're supposed to be good as brooders. If there's another breed that is a good brooder that's of interest too.
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Most of the bantams are pretty good brooders...in the Niagra area you should have no trouble finding various broody type breeds.
    Here's a link to a great chart that lists all the breeds (both standard and bantam) and whether they will brood or not. Cochins are a really good brooder, and you don't have to build another pen for them because they are the same size as the rest of your flock. I found that if my silkies were in with the flock the standard roosters really take advantage of them...
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     

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