Where to get silkie bantams

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bluestar16, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Bluestar16

    Bluestar16 New Egg

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    [Im interested in adding silkies to my fl9ck but im not sure where to get them![​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC -- silkies are fairly popular and, as such, relatively easy to locate. Are you wanting to order them from a commercial hatchery or looking to buy from a more local breeder? If you share your location (even just a state) we can better help you with suggestions of where to get the birds you want.
     
  3. Bluestar16

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    Thanks for your suggestions but which do yu think is better . commercial hatcheries or local breeders[​IMG]
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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    It depends on your goals. Are you looking for inexpensive pets that are readily available or show quality birds, specific colors, etc? Do you want judt one or two birds or can you accommodate ordering several birds (the minimum order varies by hatchery)? Do you want unsexed chicks or birds old enough yhat gender is apparent? Silkies are not good candidates for vent sexing and notoriously difficult to sex until they are monthx old, not weeks like most chicks. There are pros and cons to both.
     
  5. Bluestar16

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    Ok thanks ill see what i come up with!
     

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