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    • CommentAuthorLofthouse1982
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2012 12:41pm (Jun 21st 2012)
     
    Hi all and first of all I would like to say what a wonderful website this is. I would like help in finding 2 chickens for my grand father, he currently has 6 chickens and he keeps them as a hobby. He use to have silkies 3-4 I think and he has been saying for a while he would like 2 again. I'm from Leeds and would like to know where I could buy these or any other chicken. Any help would be fantastic.

    Many thanks Richard
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2012 3:54pm (Jun 21st 2012)
     
    If you just google 'silkie chickens', a lot of ads should pop up. It's how I found my sablepoot bantams!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2012 8:33pm (Jun 21st 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Good places to look are petting farms (these are great for having more 'fashionable' breeds in, as well as laying / table birds). For example our nearest petting farm has ISA Browns, Sussex's, Orpingtons, Silkies, various bantams and Polands, and they're willing to sell them if you ask at a VERY reasonable price - the best chicken I've ever had was from the petting farm and they asked for just £5 for her.

    You can also try asking around wherever you see signs for "free range eggs for sale here!" Most times the seller / farmer will be able to point you in the direction of a supplier...we got our girls from a farmer and a petting farm :smile:

    As CC said it's also very easy to find sellers and breeders online too. Be careful with sellers trying to palm you off with "breeding trios" (which can sometimes be three cocks instead of one boy and two hens!) and young silkies too, they're hard to sex so you want to make sure you don't get lumped with a cockerel!

    Omlet has info on Silkies and if you scroll to the bottom of the page they list sellers too:
    http://www.omlet.co.uk/breeds/chickens/silkie/

    And Preloved also lists plenty of sellers too, some of which are free to a good home. Not sure if this link will bring up the search I did, but if it doesn't the site's pretty easy to navigate anyway...just choose the nearest place to you (Leeds) and search for 'silkie'...it brought up quite a few results
    http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/list/3366?keyword=silkie&type=&membertype=&searcharea=GB,IE

    Good luck!