Silkies on ATL Craigslist? Advice pleez!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by TomOBedlam, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. TomOBedlam

    TomOBedlam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    I just saw a listing on the Atlanta Craigslist from someone in Powder Springs GA selling 2 week old silkies.
    I'm brand new to chicken-keeping, and am getting my first chicks in next week. I didn't order silkies because the hatchery didn't have them available, but I was hoping to get some eventually.

    1. Is it at all wise to buy from someone listing on Craigslist? I know there are some things you don't want to get off of internet listings like that...are chickens one of them? Or is this a normal way people advertise extra chicks?

    2. I've read that it is possible to peaceably keep Silkies with standards if they're raised together. Is this true? What if I want roos for the different breeds? Would picking up a few chicks now save me having to build a whole nother house and run for bantams later? Or would I be better just waiting til Spring, when there are more chicks to choose from, and building another run for bantams when i decide on a reputable breeder?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I've gotten 12 out of my 16 chickens this way.

    The lady's name is Mary, she breeds silkies for the fun of it, and at $1.50 per chick thats not a bad price.

    I've never bought any from her, I only have standard breeds, but i've heard she was good to do business with.

    She lives 1 town over from me.

    Welcome to BYC neighbor! [​IMG]
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  3. gobbles!

    gobbles! Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yup, very common. I got my guys this way.
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got my fav roo off of craigslist...go for it.... [​IMG]
     
  5. TomOBedlam

    TomOBedlam Out Of The Brooder

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    Enablers!!!

    I spent a silly amount of time thinking about this on New Year's Eve, now I may have to call the lady as soon as it's late enough in the day to be decent. I live a good long ways away, but might be over on that side of the state later this week.

    Now I just need to figure out if it will mean being able to house them together, or will I just have to build another run more quickly...Off to research!
     

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