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 YEH! 2 New silkie chicks hatched 20th June 2010 from 2nd broody hen....8 chicks now hatched 21st June 2010 

(forgot how tiny they were when new born!)


2nd Silkie Broody Hen Has 2 chicks 20th June 2010  2nd Silkie Chick from 2nd Broody Hen 20th June 2010  2nd Silkie Chick from 2nd broody hen side view

1st chick from 2nd broody hen - 20th June 2010                       2nd chick just hatched from 2nd broody hen - 20 June 2010

Here's some links for my videos on YouTube

2nd broody hen hatches first 7 chicks:-

3 week old chicks explore the run:-

Chick Sneezes! (@2:10mins)

To see the chicks first day out in the run click the link below:-

starting with my Silkie Hen feeding her 2 & 3 day old chicks:-

 Silkie Chick Silkie Chick Silkie Chicks 

             Silkie Chick 20 Apr 2010 - 1 day old                                        Silkie Chick 21 Apr 2010 - Newly Hatched                          Silkie Chicks Hatched 21 Apr & 20 Apr 2010

     I think this one is a female chick - 24 Apr 2010                                    I think this one is a male chick - 24 Apr 2010                      I think one male (left) and one female (right)

                  Wait and see if I'm right! Autumn 2010 - WRONG! BOTH ARE MALE! Both cock-a-doodle-doing!

 Silkie Broody Hen with First Chick Silkie Broody Hen Feeds Her 2 Chicks Corn on the Cob Silkie Broody Hen Gets Lunch In Bed 

Silkie Broody Hen with her First Chick - 20.Apr 2010       Silke Hen Feeds Her Chicks Mashed Corn                     Silkie Broody Hen Gets Lunch In Bed

The turquoise mark is some anti-bacterial liquid spray* that has stained her feathers. We put it on on her when she was badly pecked by the rooster a few months back.
He got a bit carried away with his advances to her! Not all her feathers have grown back yet. (*oxytetracycline chlorhydrate with blue dye from the vet)
She's a strong girl and the friendliest, we separated her for while and she healed up well, so we put her back in with the others.
She soon got broody and we're over the moon with the outcome.

Bad Egg Exploded Under Hen - 4 Days after chick hatched

Bad Egg Exploded Under Broody Hen 4 Days after 2nd Chick Hatched - 25 Apr 2010

Around midday I went in to the coop to see how my chucks were getting on. It was quite warm and sunny out (24 degrees) nice and cosy in the coop for the chicks.
I took a little pot of fresh water to try and encourage them all to drink. Once the hen got the message she had a good drink, the chicks followed her lead.
Then all of a sudden "POH"! She looked as startled as I was! I lifted her off the eggs to investigate the noise and sure enough an egg had exploded!
I quickly scooped up all the remaining 7 eggs, including the one that exploded with wood shavings from around it and took it all out of the coop.
It smelt a bit but not as much as I expected.

(All eggs now removed - approx. day 25 so well past any chance of more hatching.)


Silkie Chicks - 5&6 Days Old
Silkie Chicks - 6 days old & 5 days old - 26 April 2010
Silkie Chicks - 26.04.10
Silkie Chick - 1 week old - I have Wings! Silkies - Mirror Images Silkies I'm Like My Mummy
Look - I have Wings! 1 week old silkie chicks                             Silkie Chicks Check Our Their Mirror Image                          Silkie Chick - I'm Like My Mummy
Silkie Chicks 1st Day Out in the Run - 27th Apr 2010
1 month old silkie chicks M5 1.16  1 month old silkie chick (M5 1.14)  1 month old silkie chick (M5 0.42)
1 Month Old Silkie Chicks - our favourite food is CORN! - 22nd May 2010
         What?! I'm Not the youngest any more?!   What?! We're NOT the youngest any more?! Did you say we have 8 new siblings?  Did you say I have 2 new siblings?
Silkie Chicks 2 months old

                                                                           We lost 2 of the 2nd batch of chicks at around 1 month, they just didn;t grow properly.

Then a third at around 3 months due to paralysis.

 We have 9 silkies and the Polish crested rooster all living happily together with the free frun of the lawn, now fenced. Dec 2010.



Silkie Chicks Guard Dog

Silkie Chicken Coop Guard Dog



Comments (1)

Do silkies hatch in 21 days like other chicks? I am on day 23 and one out of 20 has hatched.
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