Silkies from Garry Farm "BARGAIN" ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by noahsmom, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anyone had any pics of the silkies they got from Garry Farm?
    I've heard great things about ordering from them and seen how well they wrap their eggs! I've also seen the pics that bargain herself has put up of her silkies, but wondering if anyone has any teen/grown silkie pics they had gotten from them?

    I think her silkies are beautiful, but just wondering what her chickies look like all grown up! :)
    Thanks!
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Hi, Noahsmom, I'll try to find some photos of some folks have sent to me but in the mean time, Will someone please please please post pics for her. And Noahsmom would you be so kind as to let me know when they come in. I know I got a photo somewhere where two of my white ones who grew up very nicely and won awards. It was in 2011, if memory serves and often it doesn't [​IMG] and from a BYC'er, so hopefully you will get some photos and I too!

    In fact for any of you who have bought eggs from us and had any manner of poultry babies hatch up, I would adore some pics!!!! And Noahsmom, so glad you asked the question. Please help us out BYC'ers! And have a blessed day!
     
  3. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ?!?!? :)
     
  4. fishermans wife

    fishermans wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 14 silkie eggs in the bator from Garry right now! They are developing nicely and came all the way cross country! I will post pics when they hatch. They are due Feb 7th! These are my first silkie's ever and I can hardly wait! I would love to see pictures from others as well!
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I hope we can get some pics. To all who are reading....Please help. I appreciate all those who are able to do the feedback . This time of year, it is NOT the most active of all the folks on poultry matters, as we some are in the ice and snow, or not "actively in the chicken mode". Others of us, myself included may not have a lot of time to be on all the areas of the board and keep up with posts and requests on BYC.....Now I cannot understand not thinking about poultry and other animals, every day, since we are on a farm[​IMG] and every day I wake up thinking, chicken, duck, geese, turkey, guinea, bunny, goat, guard, you get the idea. I have been searchng my archives on BYC and it takes such a really long time. And it may have been posted on my facebook pages as well.

    NOW, I just had a thought if anyone can find that photo of the prize birds, either on BYC, my facebook, maybe even a response to our website, just anywhere, I will give you a $10 gift certificate toward a future purchase of hatching eggs. Sorry it's not more but I just got feed bill and taxes are coming due!!! Let the search begin.I can only afford one prize at this time and the first one to post the link in response to this thread wins!

    PS, noahsmom, one way to find out what they look like from shipped eggs, is to order , hatch and see them evolve... [​IMG] I am such an egg enabler.... Well.... have a blessed day.
     
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  6. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel you have to do that!! I plan to buy hatching eggs from you regardless :) you've got great feedback and from what I seen gorgeous silkies! It was more of just me wondering. I really hope for many whites tho since they are my fav! Anyway, I would appreciate anyone who has any pics of bargains silkies. Makes sense to that this is kind of not the time of year for everyone to be surfing the boards in "chicken mode".
     
  7. fishermans wife

    fishermans wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha! I am always in "chicken mode"! But then, I am in Southern California! Bargain, you are being so very generous!! I candled last night, and out of 17 eggs, I still have 12 doing well! I think that is amazing for shipped eggs, and speaks so well of your quality of chickens and your quality in wrapping and shipping! They had to go a long way with unattentive post office people! Hatch day is a week from today !

    Bargain , I hope you fared the storm yesterday ok, was thinking about you guys , not knowing how close all the tornado's etc. were to you!
     
  8. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! :)

    and does your local post office call you to come get the eggs? I'm a little confused about how getting the eggs work. I usually ship things to my fathers house, he lives in the town right next to mine but unfortunately that post office has now closed down, leaving the post office his mail must be delivered to etc,.. is almost an hour away. While where we live has a small post office right in town. I don't like shipping things to our new house like this because we live on a big hill, so if something were to be left their while we were gone then it would be so easy for someone to go right up grab the package and no one would know. Where as my dad is always home and brings my packages right in when delivered, I just drop by after work or picking my son up from school grab and go.
     
  9. fishermans wife

    fishermans wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My post office does as little as they possibly can! They left the eggs on my doorstep, but they are safe here (ex sheriff lives across the street [​IMG] ) But bargain did have my phone numbers listed on the box in plain sight! Oh well. I would have them delivered to your dad's house as shipped eggs should sit for at least a day to acclimate anyway, so you have time! Here is a great thread about hatching shipped eggs https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/641760/settling-shipped-eggs-necessary-with-auto-turner .

    I let them sit in a carton, pointy side down for 24 hours, then in the carton in the incubator for 5 days with no turning. I only had 2 with air cells so bad they would not attach, and they never developed. All the others were either attached upon arrival, or reattached beautifully! I have one or two with a kidney shaped aircell, but am hopeful they will hatch ok. That will all make more sense when you read the thread!

    Hatching shipped eggs is always more risky than hatching your own, that is why I went with Garry. I think starting with a great healthy flock, and a fantastic record of shipping successfully gives you a much better chance of success. Not to mention, they are just great people!

    This is my first time hatching shipped eggs, and I am on day 14, so I will let you know how it goes!
     
  10. Hennyhandler

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    I don't know if this is the right pic but I found this one that shows the white young ones.
     

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