Beaker & Scooter, on my lap while watching tv in my recliner chair. Still unsure of sex's lol if they are a rooster no worries as I live on 40 acres no close nieghbours to worry about..
Hello new to having house chicken's but I must admit I LOVE IT!!. Yes some of the people in my life think I have gone over the deep end. However what most of them don't know is how much mental thereapy I receive from my silkie pair.
During last fall I had some pretty serious health issues. I ended up with a blood clot in the lung, cuppled with very sudden onset of sleep apnea. I actually woke up several times not breathing which is the scariest feeling I have ever had. several weeks past and I was mostly recovered and now having to use a c-pap machine to bed to stop me from not breathing when I sleep. But by this point I had developed anxiety about going to sleep, I guess fear of not waking up in time to breath. It was purley a mental anxiety issue that I needed to get over. The fact that my DH also worked afternons I was all on my own until 2:00 am did'nt help my anxiety.
I had always wanted a silkie chicken and finally picked up a pair of 2 week olds. Initially they were supposed to be kept in my spare bedroom in a brooder, however before you knew it I was taking them to bed with me while I read. Normally it would take a long time to try to get myself to sleep and sometimes I would even have to resort to an anti anxiety aid.
But what I noticed was as soon as I put them on my chest and heard their funny little bird song noises that they make it would put me to sleep almost right away!
What was funny too with my c-pap mask on, they were so curious they would get right up to check it out. I think they thought I was a bird too because I had a "beak" maybe their Moma! lol
I find myself taking them with me everywhere now, to the grocery store, to my horse shows. I have fabric dog carrier that I tote them around with.
I cannot go a single day with out getting in my "silkie time" I have to get a coudle in or I feel like the day is incomplet.
Just thougt I would share my story here, without any fear of judgement for taking chickens to bed with me!
Edited by fairsing farm - 7/3/12 at 4:35pm