Silkies from hatcheries?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by badwolfe, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. badwolfe

    badwolfe Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with ordering silkies from online hatcheries. I am in the market for silkie hens or pullets but am having a hard time finding them locally. I know they are really hard to sex until they are several months old. mypetchicken.com charges an extra $8 for pullets, but I'm wondering how successful they are at sexing them. I think I looked at Meyer and they were only selling as a straight run. Thanks!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Young Silkies are very difficult to sex and I don't know of any hatchery that sells sexed Silkie chicks. I've bought Silkies in the past from Ideal Poultry, which is the nations largest hatchery, and while we were very happy with their birds and service, Ideal strictly sells them as straight run.
     
  3. badwolfe

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    Yeah, I haven't seen anywhere else that sexes them either. I sent an email to customer service asking how they do it. I'm really curious since it is apparently impossible to sex them early on.
     
  4. pshigodagirlsfa

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    Silkies are really hard to sex until they get older. Pullets can usually be shipped but most don't like to ship Silkie pullets.
     
  5. Curlyginger

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    Mypetchicken.com sells them sexed. I don't know how accurate it is, but they say they do it.
     
  6. badwolfe

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    Yes, I know they sell them sexed and that you can't sex silkies until they are several months old. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with buying sexed silkies from them and how accurate they were.
     
  7. Curlyginger

    Curlyginger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I didn't read through your initial post closely enough. Didn't mean to repeat.
     
  8. badwolfe

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    No worries, just thought I better clarify :)
     
  9. Amanda 82

    Amanda 82 Just Hatched

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    has anyone ordered silkies from Strombergs hatchery? if so please post some pics. [​IMG] I'm curious about how they look grown.
     

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