Any suggestions on where to order silkie babies?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by amandahalterman, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. amandahalterman

    amandahalterman Junior Member

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    IF anyone knows of a good place to place a order for silkie babies please let me know
     
  2. woody

    woody New Member

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    Cackle hatchery
     

  3. adorson

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    It depends what quality you are looking to get. You can get them hatcheries or you could go to a breeder. If you are looking for breeder or show quality, I can give you a few names of breeders in our area. I do not have any silkies available right now or I could help you out myself. I am not too far from you. I am in Pine Grove, PA
     
  4. amandahalterman

    amandahalterman Junior Member

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    I'm not looking for show quality, just pets
     
  5. realsis

    realsis New Member

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    I ordered mine from Amber waves. They don't have much of a selection right now but soon they will have more. They ship all over the country. They are a little expensive and shipping is 85 dollars weather or not you order one or three. There is no minimum order. They do offer DNA testing. Also you can get a hen guarantee . They have sold silkiest to Torri spelling and Paris Hilton. I haven't got my chicks yet. Still waiting for the DNA test results. I bought three chicks with DNA testing plus shipping and it was a little over 200. Dollars. That's a bit pricey. But other hatchery had a 25 chick minimum. Or there least was 5 chick. I can only keep up to four. But the people seem nice and you might want to check there website. When I actually spoke to the farm the selection was very limited now however they expect it to pick up soon. I ordered two partridge and one blue. But I'm praying they are female because a person could go broke pretty quick with hen guarantees and or DNA testing. I live in the city so I can't have roos. But do take a look at the site and see what you think. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    I just ordered chicks from Myers Hatchery. They ship the end of April.
     
  7. LICHICK28

    LICHICK28 New Member

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    JM Hatchery is very close to you. I think they are in New Holland PA. google them to get # Do you want chicks or a little older? We have a 2nd home in Sinking Spring Pa. & I breed silkies. I am going to start the bator in mid feb. we can meet up if you are interested
     
  8. fuzziebutt

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    Or if you want pets, look at the local place that you get feed, if they have a bulletin board. Or post on a bulletin board. Or Craigslist. But be careful mixing any new chickens with your chickens, keep them segregated for a couple weeks to make sure there is no disease!!
     
  9. realsis

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    I'm very happy with Amber waves silkies. They arrived and are really beautiful! They we're packaged very nicely with heat, straw, and a little fresh fruit. They are doing well thank God! I'm thinking of buying another with a hen guarantee. That way if it turns up roos, I'll get another replacement free. Although I pray that won't happen! They are nice people and answered all my questions. Anyone looking for good quality silkies, I do recommend Amber waves! They ship every where. I'm really happy with there chicks!!
     
  10. amandahalterman

    amandahalterman Junior Member

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    Thanks I'll check them out! And yes keep in touch with me about them babies, I am always interested in silkies