Tucson native new to raising chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by damionwdavis, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. damionwdavis

    damionwdavis New Egg

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    I finally decided to start raising a couple of chickens. I just got a Golden Sex Link chick and she is super cute and curious. I am looking for a Silkie chick of any color but i prefer black. If anyone knows where I can get one, let me know please. Also any tips or help would be welcome. :)

    Thanks
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You might stop by our Buy Sell and Trade section in hopes of finding a Silkie chick that might be near by...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/250783/buy-sell-trade-rules-must-read-agree-to-participate-in-bst

    Lots of feed stores carry chicks in the spring time too. You might stop by your local feed store and ask when they may be carrying Silkie chicks.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping chickens...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Two Crows gave you some helpful links to check out. Good luck with your current chick, and with finding a Black Silkie chick!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your Gold Sex-Link! She should be a wonderful layer for you when she grows up, and very docile, too. I hope you can find the Silkie you're looking for! They are usually very sweet birds as well.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - silkies are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age - sometimes not till they lay or crow. The younger the chick the more likely you are to get a cockerel, if your really want a pullet. I say that because on this thread - frequently hear of new people complaining that their pullet morphed into a cockerel. It has happened twice to my friend who has bought silkies often. When she bought 5 mos.pullets from a show breeder, she got beautiful pullets- that stayed female.

    If sex doesn't matter to you, than disregard my remarks.
     
  9. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Louisiana. Glad you joined the group [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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