Since it's the done thing here...

PawsClawsandHooves

In the Brooder
Jun 2, 2017
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Maine
(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.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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Out to pasture
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.
 

Pork Pie

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

Best wishes
CT
 

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