Silkie mom in Alabama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silkiemomma42, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. silkiemomma42

    silkiemomma42 Chirping

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    Hello all! My name is Jin and I am incredibly excited to finally have ability to join this forum. While I have been a reader of this forum for nearly a year, my family and I just became actual chicky parents. My husband, 8 month old son and I just added 11 beautiful black(though 3 appear a little silver) silkie chicks to our homestead. We are on year 3 of an all organic garden and have wanted to add livestock into the mix for quite some time. I studied nearly every thread on here during my pregnancy, and now that winter is over and Cedar is older I feel I can devote time to my new love, chickens! A bird watcher for years, but never a bird owner has its difficulties. However, I am thrilled and in love with these sweet little peeps. I look forward to adding to our flock. We have constructed a large coop and are working on about half a dozen chicken tractors. I look forward to sharing our growing experiences with everyone here! If you are near the Birmingham area in Alabama a special hello to you neighjors! A thank you to everyone for being truly welcoming and genuinely excited to share fowl knowledge!
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]welcome to the flock, Silkies tend to go broody often - some people get them just to use instead of incubators.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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  5. silkiemomma42

    silkiemomma42 Chirping

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    thank you thank you! I had heard that about silkies. I was thinking if using them as little incubators! We want to add more laying intensive breeds later this spring. :) need it to be a fairly gentle breed so the silkies don't get bullied.
     
  6. silkiemomma42

    silkiemomma42 Chirping

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    thank you! I have visited the Alabama link and have already met a silkie breeder leaps and bounds closer to the house than where we got our initial peeps. :)
     
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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Congrats and enjoy. :thumbsup
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    my large fowl hens were super mean to my poor Silkies so I had to re-home them poor babies.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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