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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PawsClawsandHooves, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. PawsClawsandHooves

    PawsClawsandHooves Just Hatched

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    We're into year 2 of our fowl endeavours- our first chicks arrived last March.

    (2/3) How many chickens and what breeds of chickens do you have right now?

    A majorly mixed flock of 24-
    1 NH red roo
    11 layer ladies (plymouth rock, RI red, buff orpington, and a dark cornish)
    1 white-crested polish bantam roo
    1 white-crested polish bantam hen
    1 welsummer bantam hen

    2 easter egger bantam hens
    2 silkie roos
    5 silkie hens

    That's just the chickens!

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Ubiquitous and helpful in search results.

    (5/6) What are some of your other hobbies/anything else?

    As to the rest of the critters- ducks, goats and guineas outside, three cats, two parrots, two more humans, and a dog inside. I have a big mixed family and I love it. Currently investigating show silkies, I'm finally signing up so I can connect with other show silkie enthusiasts, hopefully including some local ones. I'm also planning on managing my land with permacultural principles. My day job is as a software developer, but I'd love to leave it (and plan to someday), since my true passion for the natural world.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Please share pics of your flock when you get settled in.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you know there are several dedicated silkie threads, maybe more that I don't even know about. My favorite has been "Silkie thread," but, there is also "Buff silkies," "Nothing but Partridge Silkies," "Paint Silkies," etc.

    Show silkies are a completely different bird than the low quality hatchery birds.
    They are magnificent.

    Incidentally, "Showgirls," are a variety of silkie and quite exotic.
     
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  4. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
    CT
     

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