Silkies and then Silkies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LukePalmer, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. LukePalmer

    LukePalmer In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2016
    Essex UK
    Hi guys!!!
    I'm from Essex and have just started to plan and build my chicken house and run.
    I'm doing a run with a apex roof on a solid 5inch concrete Base and two courses of brick around the sides back and front, apart from the door area ofc. My main problem seems to be silkies! I'm gonna purchase two silkie hens and 2 polish hens but for the life of me can't find a silkie breeder near me or at least of that sells silkies with a bit of "poof" lol I do like the show looking ones but all that I've seen lack and type of head/facial feathering. Any good breeders or general chicken breeders near me would be totaly appreciated as it's always good to know where to go. Many thanks all x

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Luke. I'm pretty certain "Yorkshire Coop," will be around to greet you . She will be able to give you links for the UK threads etc., so hopefully you will find others around you. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
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  3. micah wotring

    micah wotring Crowing

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!

    (Relatively new here myself)
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Like and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    The UK thread is titled "UK members, please say Hi" - its a very active thread and i hope that members there can assist you.

    all the best
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  6. LukePalmer

    LukePalmer In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2016
    Essex UK
    Also guys I was wondering how many chickens can you keep happily in a 16m2 roofed run. This also has a large hen house that stands above ground level in which they would have a man made dust bath under. They would also be let out in the morning for free ranging on a 100ft by 100ft grassed area. Many thanks again x

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