silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cosorrells3540, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to order some silkies but i cant seem to find a hatchery that sexes them does anyone know of one?
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    As far as I know, no hatchery sexes their bantams including Silkies. I wish there was one that did. :eek:(
     
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean, as far as I know its near impossible to sec silkies as chicks? best of luck friends...
     
  4. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what i figured just thought i would ask [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. dlp40

    dlp40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are super fun and cuddly. Get them and getting rid of unwanted birds should not be a problem for the reasons stated above. Have fun
     
  6. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, but they have VERY limited visibility (the bearded ones) and it can be hard for them to be free ranged at all without a "haircut"
     
  7. dlp40

    dlp40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed but i wouldn't ever truely free range them anyway. Too many predators to make snacks of them. Everything from cats to hawks here in sc.
    I do intend on trimming around the eyes and vents periodically for breeding and sight purposes though.
     
  8. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have several that free range right now and they have our 'guard dog' that keeps them safe (just a mutt not technically LGD but she stays with them and does her best, mind you this just came naturally to her she was just a blessing who showed up at our house one day) not one raccoon, opossum or stray dog in my yard since she showed up a little over a year ago. i also know they get picked on so they will probably have their own coop and supervised free range. I havw wanted them for SO long and i would be really mad if something kills them lol!
     
  9. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    We also have our roosters who are VERY watchful for hawks! Like i said though my silkies will be considered 'special' [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are little 'special' things XD
     

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