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Chickens with a bad hair day!!!!
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Scott(MO)    Posted 06-02-2002 at 21:19:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello,
I have a question for all you chicken folks. I just built my son , who is 9 , a newer bigger chicken house and he is wanting to increase his number of laying hens. I know hogs and cows , but I'm not real familiar with the different breeds of chickens. I only know the ones I grew up with (white rocks, road island reds ). So, I was a little confused when he said he wanted to spend his money on some of those pullets with the bad hair day. I think I know what he means , but I don't know the name. They have feathers on top of there head that hang down in there face . Looks like they have hair instead of like a little cone.
Just try to picture a 1964 BEATLES haicut!! Anyway, any help in the name is appreciated. His mother and I are proud that he would rather spend his money on his 4 hogs , 1 cow , 3 hens and 1 dog instead of arcade games! Take care and God Bless.

Scott


Shelby Hendershot    Posted 06-03-2002 at 20:56:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Scott,

I think the breed your son is looking for are called "silkens". If you talk to your local feed store they should have a catalog, from a local hatchery, where you can find the exact breed you want and they may even be able to order them for you. Those are one of my favorite breeds. I hope your son grows up to be a farmer. Everyone tells me they are a dying breed (small operation farmers and ranchers)and if he keeps trying he will help keep farming in the hands of the little people and out of the big corperations. It sounds like he is alot like me because in the last 6 years I have worked up to 7 cows, 3 pigs, and 16 chickens from nothing. I wish your son well with his future career.

Shelby
Promise Land Ranch


Scott(MO)    Posted 06-04-2002 at 03:00:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks everybody for all the help!

Scott


EIEIO    Posted 06-03-2002 at 04:11:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
F14 is right they are Polish Chickens, I have a few of them and they are quite the chicken. I ordered them from MurrayMcMurray. They had offered this fancy rare chick package and I bought that. I bought 25 and they always send an extra. I didn't loose one until the other day when one decided to become a duck and tried swimming. They are fun to watch. Good luck.


F14...Golden Polish?    Posted 06-03-2002 at 03:21:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got a handful of them for decoration. See the link.


Les    Posted 06-03-2002 at 03:13:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe he's thinking of Japanese Silkies? Wish dad was around to ask. He knew every breed of chicken.


Hogman    Posted 06-03-2002 at 02:50:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scott I've not tha slightest idea of what a "bad haired chicken" is,but I do know from whatYou say about Your Boy ,You have a keeper.Rejoice !


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