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Postby Alchemist » 06 Jun 2012, 23:13

Perfect poultry have loads of different breads but not sure if they are near you. How about mini meadows farm?
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Re: Silkies

Postby airyfairy » 07 Jun 2012, 10:07

Thanks heaps, I didn't know about Mini Meadows Farm. Going to take a look on Sat. Many thanks again. :grin:
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Re: Silkies

Postby Taboo71 » 17 Jun 2012, 14:17

Can anyone tell me what colour our silkies are please? We bought them as gold but I don't know if they've actually changed colour or faded in the sun. Their chicks have been a mixture of gold and this light colour also.


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Re: Silkies

Postby Taboo71 » 18 Jun 2012, 14:51

Anybody??
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Re: Silkies

Postby Ilex Kent » 18 Jun 2012, 16:38

They look like sun faded Gold Silkies to me .
When they moult ,their glorious gold will come back . :)
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Re: Silkies

Postby NI-Silkies2012 » 26 Jun 2012, 22:21

Few pictures of my wee Silkies.... :grin:
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Re: Silkies

Postby airyfairy » 02 Jul 2012, 18:15

Very cute :grin:
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Re: Silkies

Postby Ilex Kent » 03 Jul 2012, 08:57

:love7:
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Re: Silkies

Postby airyfairy » 31 Jul 2012, 19:06

Hi there, we have a white cockerel and 2 white hens and a gold hen. We now have 5 lively little chicks. 1 black, 1 grey and 3 yellow. any ideas how this came about and what colour they might be? Thanks
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Re: Silkies

Postby Taboo71 » 01 Aug 2012, 19:16

The yellow will be white, the other 2 could possibly be partridge colour as that's what our black/grey chicks turned out to be from mixed colours :-)
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Postby airyfairy » 06 Aug 2012, 07:07

Thank you, I'll wait and see.
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Re: Silkies

Postby airyfairy » 16 Aug 2012, 14:03

Hi all, what age can I take mum away from chicks and they won't get cold at night. They still sleep under her and they are 3 weeks old this weekend. Thanks
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Re: Silkies

Postby CP » 17 Aug 2012, 03:12

3 weeks is too young & personally I wouldn't take them away until she starts showing signs of not wanting them any more.
On average mum will get fed up with them around 8 weeks. ;)
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Re: Silkies

Postby airyfairy » 17 Aug 2012, 13:29

Ok thank you. I thought as much and she is such a good mum. I'll get my husband to make a bigger run with a top on it so the buzzards and crows don't get them as the broody coop is too small for all of them. Thanks again.
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Sex that Silkie?!

Postby lindzlbunzl » 18 Feb 2013, 10:24

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I'm thinking boy? Though I'm really no expert - it isn't laying or crowing and spends most of its time hiding under the feed container!
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