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Post by andoy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:05 pm

I had a moment of madness. I received a 10 voucher from eBay for spending so much on their very addictive site. Unfortunately I received it a week after I did a big shop on eBay. So I didn't know what to do with it, but thought... I'd better spend it or loose it!

So I bought some bantam gold Silkie eggs Embarassed I've now put them in my incubator, but I'm panicing now. If they hatch, I'm not sure if I'll have room for them amongst my quail.

p.s. eBay have now given me a 15% off voucher for up to 100 to use by 2 Sep. The voucher is non transferable, but if anyone has any ideas on how to put it to good use. I'm open to suggestions.
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Post by jackboy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:55 pm

if they hatch sell them as day olds?
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Post by andoy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:05 pm

I don't know where to sell them around here. I don't know anyone near here that keeps chooks. Will pet shops take them? and at what age? I presume they'll have to be off the heat.

I might just give them to jolly Joy or Nino if they'll take them. At least they'll have a good home.
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Post by Klaire on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:11 pm

Don't send them off without taking some pictures first Very Happy I love you
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Post by andoy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:10 pm

Aww, Claire... if only I could send them to you. I know you'd give them a good home I love you
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Post by Suz on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:52 pm

could always use the discount voucher towards a new Silkie house Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post by andoy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:55 pm

I did think of that Suz Embarassed I spent an hour earlier browsing eBay

but couldn't find anything bling enough. Embarassed
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Post by Ronnie's Quails on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:57 pm

im always available for freebies lol jokes, you could probably buy a small run and hutch for them, but pet shops will take them at chicks i think over a week old no younger and they normally sell at a good price aswell the pet shops sells them at about 15 each but you have to sell them for a bout 10 each, hope this helps.
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Post by s25ale on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:31 pm

See what you've started Suz we've all got the Silkie bug now. Aww how can you give them up Andoy there lovely little fluff balls, go on treat yourself to a new coop just think of those nice big eggs.
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Post by jackboy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:18 pm

put them on practical poultry forum or pekinbantams forum Wink someone will have them from there. Personally I wouldn't go to a pet shop with chickens.

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Post by andoy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:36 pm

s25ale wrote:think of those nice big eggs.
They are tiny!!! They are about a third the size of normal eggs. The seller wrapped them in quite a lot of tissue to fit a normal egg box.

Anyway, I've got 3 weeks before they hatch to decide what to do with them. Meanwhile another auction I've bid on earlier has given me a 2nd chance offer! Double trouble. Rolling Eyes and Suz has got me looking at coops for them!
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Post by andoy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:41 am

ok, looking at potential coops for Silkies. Would this be suitable ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330261810204

p.s. this is turning out to be an expensive 10 voucher Rolling Eyes
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Post by Ronnie's Quails on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:43 am

lol i would love a hutch like that but i would also love tonnes of money lol, the postage made me laugh lol 3 but i geuss the cost makes up for it, i think you might have to start collecting them 10 off vouchers lol
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Post by andoy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:47 am

well there were a few on there for 99p, but 28 postage. So I'm keeping an eye out for those at the moment and see if I can get if for a lot less than the "buy it now" price, plus I've got a 15% off voucher Rolling Eyes Damn these eBay people are clever, they got me hooked! ROFLMAO
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Post by sally on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:58 am

Oh lovely, I hope they all hatch Andy Very Happy Shame u dont live closer, I would have given them a good home Very Happy But looking at that house, I think they will love u forever Smile

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Post by andoy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:05 am

Thanks Sally, I'm getting all excited now

I found and even better house (looks more solid and better built)... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320288173869
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Post by sally on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:35 am

Oh Wow - that is a lovely house - my friend has one but without the nesting boxes on the back - its a perfect size for her 3 pekin bantams Smile
These silkies had better hatch Very Happy

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Post by andoy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:37 am

I'm still undecided on whether to keep them Sally, but I've already got a list of potential homes for them Very Happy
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