Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    I really like Einy...boy or girl. I think girl though;-) Did we determine what is going on with the color? Light splash I guess?
  2. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    Tacoma, WA
    Good news about your cross beak KMH! I wonder why it would look that way one day and then not a few days later? Hope it stays in it's correct place now!

    And I'm with you - I love seeing all the photos of the Silkies, babies, teens, and grown ups! Mine are almost 4 weeks now and so far I've loved every stage. I am SO looking forward to discovering the boys from the girls though. I may try to sneak one boy to keep even though I'm in the city... [​IMG] Just don't tell the chicken police!!!
  3. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really cute! BBS is my favorite color group too... well, besides the Columbian I'm drooling over. Those chicks are filling in nicely, love the shape on this one already!

    Great paints!! WHOA-- that is some combs going on there at such a young age! I'd say boy for sure! Now you'll need some girls to go with them!

    That is hilarious!!! She's thinking..... "LUNCH!!" Is that a diaper you have on her? I have made a few of those, they work out pretty good!

    This has nothing to do with silkies, but just had to share a fun thing we did today. We signed up to have a lunch with an Amish family in Yoder about an hour away from us (a large community of Amish) and we got the best lunch ever-- all fresh off the farm food. Then the family hooked up their horse and gave the kids and a few adults buggy rides! We had 15 of our family and extended family go. (grandparents, etc) Here you can see our kids all piled up in there!
  4. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2012
    New York
    On Sunday 6/10, I am leaving Williamsburg, VA and heading home to Dutchess County, NY via route I95. I am looking for quality buff, white, lavendar or porcelain chicks from good lines. If anyone has chicks available, and is not far from route I95, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
  5. Fancy Feathers

    Fancy Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Sounds like a fun day!
    I have a Percheron mare, broke to drive, one of these days we'll get around to getting a harness and a cart or wagon for her. My oldest son really enjoys horse-drawn wagon rides.. it's on our "must-do" list.
  6. ThaiChick

    ThaiChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2011
    STL, Missouri
    Hawkeye, I know just where you are talking about! I went to high school in Halstead. My sister lives in Andover. We went Yoder for a class field trip. It was very enlightening!

    To everyone that posted pictures today. They are great photos! Makes me have silkie envy!
  7. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Clatskanie, OR
    Here is Blackie My only Silkie Roo! tell me honestly what you think color, comb and type?
    I know it's not easy to tell i couldn't get him to sit still as he got two new girls and was excited!

    And here are his two new girls sorry they are very skittish and not used to being handled.
    Both girls came from Bobby Porto lines parents, Dad black and Mom partridge.
    Black Silkie hen has some silver bleed through in her hackle with same pattern as second hen only hard to see unless you holding her.
    and the other Silkie Hen what color is she? What would i get from breeding the Roo to these girls?
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012
  8. FlockHappy

    FlockHappy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    You got some awesome silkies! [​IMG] I hope my girls grow up to be that beautiful. They seem to be turning out pretty nice and fluffy. [​IMG]
  9. annabell254

    annabell254 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2012
    south Ga
    Ok so I posted this in sickness/illness section but I have not had a responce and these are my blue silkie babies!!!! so I thought I would come here for help...[​IMG] I have my silkies and sebrights together in the brooder... 5 of the silkies are a week older, the other 4 blue silkies and 8 sebrights just came on Thursday...they were weaker and one of the sebrights had died and most chicks had pasty butt, which I have kept clean...they ate and drank sugar water with vitamins and all seemed great that night, the next day Friday I found my 2 year old son with one of the sebrights and I thought he had crushed it (and he may have) as it was having trouble breathing and with every gasp there was a popping sound in it's chest and it was very lethargic, eyes closed...I thought dying, well by that night it was no worse and by the next morning (Saturday) it was up and eating, I still heard some popping in its chest but it was more active so I thought it was fine...and it might be....that was yesterday, last night all was fine I checked for pasty butt, which has almost cleared up, loved on them and said good night...This morning I had one of my new blue silkies down... very lethargic, floppy feeling, with a popping coming from its chest, eyes closed, gasping and with every breath its head would bob up and down,....I freaked set up a sick box separated it and checked the rest over, and another blue baby was down...this one has a bum foot and we call it hop along :) It is very lethargic, and wont get up but is still able to eat and drink...I separated it as well...within 30 mins the bad one flipped over on its back, when I turned it over its legs stayed back, it died 5 mins later...The other is sleeping and is so far just very lethargic...The first baby that I thought was crushed still seems a little off and rests more than the rest but the popping sound has completely stopped and it eats and drinks fine...HELP!
    Should I re-separate the first chick that seems fine now,
    could it be the same thing and the 1st chick recovered, would it still be contagious
    I am so scared I dont want to lose them all!
    I fully cleaned the brooder and have the one baby separated so far and am awaiting further advice
  10. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like you have gotten some gems there! How old are they? The splash reminds me of my girl, Pepper. 4 months in this photo. Your girl is sooo pretty!
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012

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